James Walker an English singer-songwriter who is all set to release his debut album which he titled “English Bones” on Wild Native Records on the 17th November 2017 decided to give us a succinct cue on what to expect from his soon-to-be-released album by dropping this electrifying masterpiece he called “2009’.
It will be criminally unjust for me not to pitch how high my acclamation for Berkshire James Walker has soared over the past three years since I discovered what an amazing musical prodigy he is. If Music is the universal language of the soul then James Walker is one of its real original accents.
After giving us a peak on what his 10 songs tracklist looks like, which therein contain songs like ‘Waiting’, ‘Next to me’, ’Lullaby’, ‘Weathered’, ‘2009’, ‘Casanovas’ and a couple of other nice tracks, James released “2009” a song which seem to be the birth of his own personal life discovery. Having extensively toured Europe as a pianist, co-writer and collaborator for Adam Barnes, James Walker set his sights on creating his own work informed by his experiences of love and heartbreak, to finding an identity within the LGBT+ community, to recovery and rehabilitation from a rare heart condition.
‘2009’ in its first five seconds threw open an air of stately earned grace that’s infused with the sound of the alluring audible percussion instruments, the sweet melody, the strum of the guitar strings and the unalloyed magical piano sounds that can wrench and thaw all sort of bad feelings to oblivion. ‘2009’ is a brilliant collection of songs that James has created over the past eighteen months and the songs cover issues of identity, nostalgia & celebrity stalkers.
James Walker is a musical realist who tells the raw story of his life and dreams with no iota of bias in such a liberating way which can make your silhouette find every reason to sync with the little beautiful world he creates with most of his songs. I can only imagine what the complete album will look like if already I’m this overwhelmed with ‘2009’.