We recently sat down with a bunch of artists from the Rogue PR label, with us being very grateful for the opportunity to interview them all. Our next chat was with singer-songwriter Russell James, who seems poised to hit the big time!
By jane Howkins
How is 2019 treating you so far?
2019 has been a very productive year so far to say the least. This year is definitely going to be a big one for me.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
I recently released a single called Comedown. I also released a music video for the song which you can check out on YouTube and Facebook. The song is available on all major music outlets online. I really enjoy this song and I feel it really has a sound if it’s own. It has catchy melodies, a nice rhythm that sets the pace for the song, and many people can relate to the context of the lyrics as well. I’m definitely proud of this one.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
I’m currently working on releasing an EP this year and am also releasing multiple music videos to support the release as well.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
My main goal for this year is to release my EP Foundations. All of my shows following the release will be to promote this EP. I’m very excited to get it out there! As of right now I have no plans for touring until the release of the EP.
Who/what has influenced you the most as a musician?
I’ve had so many influences from so many talented artists/bands from completely different genres that it makes it hard to really narrow it down. I can say as of right now my biggest influence are probably Maroon 5, Twenty One Pilots, Logic, NF, Rag n’ Bone Man, and Taylor Swift.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Rag N’ Bone Man. He’s awesome. Definitely check him out if you haven’t already.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
Catchy melodies and relatable lyrical content. I believe those are the driving force behind my music. As far as live shows go, you can expect it to be raw, energetic, and genuine.
Q: Any last words for the fans?
Remain positive and always try to find the good out of every situation. Stay strong in what you believe in and be a good person. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to support me.