*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Mora/May Agency*
Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky’s unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance. Inspired by the authentic energy of 60’s and 70’s iconic rock band’s, James is successful in crafting a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre, “I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist”, explains James. Successfully taking his vision and turning it into a reality.
The new single and visuals for “Shiver” explores feelings of isolation, loss and depression and how suffering from mental illness can negatively affect your important relationships. The song itself is a juxtaposition, with dark lyrics of dispair flowing over a high-energy and joyous melody. The accompanying video follows this concept and “though it feels very colorful, and Micky is dressed flamboyantly in fluorescent colors, and an artificial eye; those superficial things are all there to quite literally ‘mask’ one’s true self or the darker parts of oneself.”
Micky James has received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Alt Press and Sirius XM, as well as being featured on multiple Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday US.
Listen To “Shiver” Here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ojKGL1y8Btq3NDgUwsFIC