I'm absolutely in love with James Vickery's voice. Following Georgi's feature of "The Reason", I am happy to showcase you yet another gem from the London-based R&B singer-songwriter. That's not all. "With U" features the one and only Kojey Radical (who was shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize) - an authentic and uncompromising creative force in the music world these days.

The song is inspired by the difficult prospective decision James took to move to the US to progress his career. "With U" mixes the best of the soul/r&b and hip hop worlds. Intimate, sweet, and seductive.

Speaking about the new track, James shares, “I am fully aware that to succeed in my career I may well have to take the plunge and move stateside, due to my fanbase and the support received from my music. This song is about me having to make that move, but torn about leaving the one closest to me. It’s a constant troubling issue in my life right now so writing it down on a page made the whole situation very therapeutic for me.”

Kojey Radical adds, “James Vickery is a once in a generation type of talent, so when he invited me to be a part of the record I had to jump at the chance I think we’ve created something really really special and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

This is one of the slowest burning beauties I've heard in a while. My heart is melting.

posted by Ivo
September 2022