Monday, May 2, 2016

Merrily James - Sticky Fingers

Seattle-raised, Brooklyn-based indie-pop songstress Merrily James has recently unveiled her new single entitled "Sticky Fingers", the lead single off her upcoming debut EP, Opia, which is due out on June 3rd and was produced by Tommy Eichmann (Alex Winston, Rocket & the Ghost) and Sanford Livingston (Arum Rae) with musical direction by Grant Zubritsky (MS/MR, Chet Faker). Welcoming comparisons to Jessie Ware, Chelsea Lankes, and Lykke Li, the track's meditative soundscapes are propelled forward by warm, cascading analog synths and raw, intricate vocal textures.

Born in London before moving stateside at age two, Merrily James began honing her musical craft during her teen years — touring with the internationally acclaimed Total Experience Gospel Choir, competing as part of "Showtime at the Apollo", and learning songwriting through the Jimmy Hendrix Experience. After earning her undergraduate degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she relocated to Brooklyn where she immersed herself within the burgeoning local scene. Over the course of her career, Merrily has collaborated with numerous Brooklyn music trendsetters including Brian Kelsey (Parlour Tricks) and Zac Taylor (American Authors) and shared in the stage with industry icons such as Bobby McFerrin, Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), Don Was, and Valerie Simpson.

Listen to "Sticky Fingers" below.

Premiere via All Things Go.

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