Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to J Smith. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked his unique approach to composing songs.
The voice of this artist mesmerized me.
In the way of singing and in his vocal timbre I heard Neil Young mixed with Thom Yorke. An immediately recognizable voice that distinguishes the sound of this eclectic artist.
The melodies and chord progression are never predictable and banal and manage to entertain the listener from the first to the last second.
A twilight, mysterious and effective music.
The production is very professional and the beautiful musical arrangements are able to create a feeling of marvelous instability.
The mix is perfect and leaves the right space for each sound element and the song, in general, breathes very well.
A mature artist ready for the masses around the world.
In The Death Of Something Beautiful is J Smith’s Single Out Now!
Mature and Refined!
Learning piano from the age of 5, music became an essential part of James’ life and it only expanded when finding the guitar and other instruments. With music being a medium in which James could process tragedy or moments of elation, it became an integral part of his life.
James Smith has been making music for 14 years fronting indie rock band Gypsies on the Autobahn and creating electronic music under the alias YURN. But now he turns his attention to his newest and most honest project, J Smith. Releasing two tracks to critical acclaim, James is ready to unveil his final and most vulnerable single yet, In the Death of Something Beautiful.
When you find out you’ll be a parent you begin to change your own image of who you are. If that’s torn from you before you ever experience it, you will have two paths to choose from. J Smith took out his acoustic guitar and amongst all the heartache, wrote this genre defining song and chose to heal. Written for all the 1 in 4s out there.
Taking influence from artists Nick Drake, Julia Jacklin and Sun Kil Moon, lyrical integrity and vulnerability is to the fore of J Smith’s ethos when writing. Whether it was writing a love song to his wife, reaching a hand out to a friend in need, or lamenting the loss of his father through his mother’s eyes, J Smith strives to stay true to the writing process which starts simply on a guitar or at the piano.