TUNE James Alexander Bright - James Alexander Bright - 'Lead Me Astray' single (K7)
JAMES ALEXANDER BRIGHT
- brand new single ‘Lead Me Astray’ + video impacting on 13th March
- new album ‘Headroom’ out on 3rd April via iK7 Records
James Alexander Bright shares new single ‘Lead Me Astray’ impacting 13th March via iK7 Records. The new single is taken from forthcoming album Headroom, which is set for release on 3rd April.
Based in the Hampshire countryside and an illustrator by day, Bright’s world is often a dual one but one where elements overlap and inform one another. Bright's music is as visual a voyage as it is a sonic one; a kaleidoscope of colours that swirl, swoon, soar and sing. Stepping into his musical world is a multi-sensory experience, one where smooth grooves, wonky rhythms, dreamy melodies and immersive atmospheres coalesce to form their own sphere. “Sound as vision,” says Bright of the audio aesthetic he relates to and aims for. “Music you can bite into.”
On Lead Me Astray Bright says: "This is my wonky version of disco. The lyrics are pretty self explanatory: I see it as being led astray by an extraterrestrial in my sleep, but to the listener it could be a lover. Whatever floats your boat.”
This creative duality extends beyond just the visual and the music too. It’s found deep rooted in the music itself, which explores a mix between lo-fi and hi-fi, possessing an intimate bedroom recording-like quality but with production that sounds glowing and golden. Similarly, the sunny sheen found in the music - via a kind of psychedelic pop meets electronic soul - is one born from dichotomy. The end result is also an album that exists in a dual world, one that at times has enough bounce and buoyancy to fill a dance floor.