James Chatburn‘s new release “Howling” is a mid-tempo soulful ballad that showcases his distinct commanding tone and knack for penning relatable themes with evocative lyrics. The track is introduced with a mellotron violin hook and a 1/4 note groove which interplays with pianos and warped textures. A sung spoken verse and impassioned chorus flow to a dream-like falsetto in the bridge. From the lush guitar riffs, warm textures, and punchy grooves, Chatburn delivers a heartfelt and gripping performance that keeps us locked in from start to finish.
“Howling” was conceived when Chatburn overheard his neighbors having some audible 4am fun after returning home from a party. Everyone has experienced this in a big city and Chatburn began to appreciate that sometimes as humans we need to completely let go of ourselves, even if someone may overhear.
“Howling” is taken from his upcoming second album release.
Chatburn settled in Berlin in 2015 and began carving out a niche in the world of independent music. Having first made a name for himself in the modern soul scene, he honed and matured his sound to encompass a fresh direction, embracing psychedelia and nostalgia into his songwriting and production. He has since become renowned for his soulful, heartfelt voice, world-class production talent and collaborations with Jordan Rakei, Rum.Gold, Noah Slee, Sedric Perry, Hilltop Hoods and more.
Stream “Howling” on all DSPs here