This summer season has been considered one of highs and lows – largely highs, when you’ve been wanting on the forecast. Whereas the warmth and the humidity (and the political local weather and rising prices of…all the pieces) have individuals sweating, James Hersey has a approach to assist cool issues down a bit. The indie pop singer has delivered “Can’t Say No,” a sunny rock-infused jam that sees him inject some vitality into your soul proper earlier than the Canine Days of Summer time begin barking.
“I wrote this music the day a good friend known as me at 6 am crying on her method to work,” James mentioned of the brand new monitor. “She’d lastly reached a fork within the street – it was both her psychological well being or the connection that might survive, not each.” James captures that battle of being caught up in that unhealthy state of affairs within the music’s refrain: ” You solely let me down / Depart me low / Begging on the bottom / As I watch you go / Break my bod / Coronary heart and soul / At all times coming again round / And I can’t say no.”
The music is the fifth single from his upcoming album, Let It Shine (out Sept. 15). He beforehand launched “Reduce Me Out,” “Proper The place I Am,” “Faux Love,” and ‘Ghost Me,” all good additions to your streaming circulation, no matter temper this climate has bought you in.
To assist have fun this new launch, James has put collectively an EXCLUSIVE summer season playlist for HollywoodLife. It’s the good soundtrack whilst you go forward and pre-save Let It Shine.
Nieve Ella, “His Couch”
“The combination of her nonchalant vocal with the heaviness of the band was immediately infectious to me. Saved on first pay attention.”
The 1975, “Oh Caroline”
“This band simply doesn’t stop to ship realness straight to my coronary heart. I might’ve chosen in all probability 5 songs from this album, and that’s uncommon as of late.”
Arlo Parks, “Devotion”
“It was the video that hooked me on this one, and when the band hits it’s precisely what I want this summer season.”
White Reaper, “Pages”
“This despatched me straight again to my favourite Elvis Costello demo for My Intention Is True – Miracle Man! Love the heaviness of the band too, good chaos.”
Veronica Mars, “Blondshell”
“No simpler method to get my consideration than palm-muted guitars and an exquisite voice. A few of the melodies sound like Seashore Bunny to me, I’m wondering in the event that they know one another.”
Twenty-One Pilots, “Shy Away”
“The kings of Alt Rock, I’d like to work with these guys sometime. I just like the Phoenix-vibe of this monitor, takes me again to the early hype-machine days.”
“Once more, female-fronted rock band, I suppose it’s simply my vibe proper now. The distinction of candy vocals and heavy band are addicting.”
Seashore Bunny, “Hearth Escape”
“Heavy guitars, bizarre lyrics, and a heartbreaking guitar riff, that is an instantaneous throwback to my 2000s.”
“Went to see them reside on a advice, and it was the toughest future grunge pop I’ve seen shortly. This document is nice,I particularly love the vocal melody and that tremolo-stutter he sings all through the music.”