Neo-Soul artist James Chatburn returns with sophomore EP 'Damen'
Australian singer, songwriter and producer James Chatburn explores soul, blues, rock and electronic music with the release of his anticipated sophomore EP, Damen.
Off-kilter, neo-soul joint "In The Wild" leads the EP as the third and final single release, possessing of a raw, analogue sound, slow hip-hop inspired grooves, and borrowed classical motifs. The counter melody derived from ‘In The Hall Of The Mountain King’, works as an almost Dr. Dre style riff, meshed in with distorted guitars, brass and 60’s sounding delays. The lyrics concentrate on themes of inhibition, and body movement while flowing with a more rhythmic emphasis.
Damen kicks off with D'Angelo leaning "Darling I Missed Your Call", a multilayered, pulsating track which combines rough synth bass, gritty guitars, playful trumpet lines over a hard-hitting, Prince-inspired beat.