James Chatburn is a Berlin based Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer.
settling in Berlin in 2015, he has released his first two EPs '001' and ‘Damen’, followed by a string of collaborations, creating out of a dilapidated old GDR office building.
He has toured with Jordan
Rakei and The
produced for Brooklyn'srum.gold,
collaborated with Australian hip hop legends Hilltop
their certified Gold single ‘Higher’. He’s now back with his latest single 'In My House James has combined influences from divided musical worlds to create something which does not fit into any one mould. Having first made a name for himself in the modern soul scene, he now edges into a world of psychedelia and nostalgia
with the upcoming debut 2020 album ‘Faible’. Exploring Unknown Mortal Orchestra to D’angelo and from Donny Hathaway to Shuggie Otis, James brings the essence of something familiar to something new.
‘In My House’ is an analogue spring jam, infused with James’ distinctly passionate gravelly voice. The slapback vocals overlay saturated tripped out wavy guitars and a punchy drum sound. With a warm vibe that allows you to slowly fade into another
world of imagination, it marks a distinct new direction for James Chatburn’s sound.
"This pieces asks the question of who we allow into our lives and why we do so, the ones which we allow close can leave so much behind when they dive into our being, so it is wise to be careful. The song came together quicker then any other song I have
ever written, Ironically I used the chopped up recorded drums from another song which was supposed to be included on the upcoming Album ‘Faible’, a song I reformatted and re-wrote 4 times to be left discarded. All of the other instruments and vocals are the
original recordings from the first day of writing” - James Chatburn
2020 will reveal the culmination of the last few years of persistence and discovery.