Fall in love with yourself with James Smith's Got The Love


Following on from the release of his EP “The District Line EP”, a project that saw budding singer-songwriter James Smith fly to the forefront of national radio and television with BBC Radio playlisting and a performance on Britain’s favourite The One Show, Smith releases his equally compelling single “Got The Love”


The track is an emotive piece taking focus around mental well-being, “I wrote it for my brother and my closest friends. I’ve found that a lot of younger people nowadays, including myself, are struggling a lot with the pressures of today, such as social media etc.”, with it coming at a time when there is much conversation about the growing expectations throughout society as it stands. Through James’ benevolent lyricism, the track acts as a compassionate reminder to take opportunities to show care for those who may at times need it.


Intertwining elements of soul with its choric build, not only the sincerity of Smith’s message is felt but the genre-spanning potential in this young artist. Displaying maturity beyond his years, Smith takes influence from Carole King’s “You’ve Got. Friend” and presents “Got The Love” as his hand of solace to those closest to him.


Continuing the sentiment of the track into the visual, the “Got The Love” video tracks four separate narratives; one of a young boy dealing with leaving home and starting university, one of a mum struggling at times with parenthood, the third of a female artist negotiating with her own issues of perfectionism, the final one of an elderly man struggling with loneliness in his old age. Each individual overcomes their separate “struggle” through the power of human connection, even in its simplest form, with each narrative acting as a sincere reminder that despite the peaks and troughs of life, there is always someone there.


Smith is fast becoming a household name with his viral hits and head turning live performances, James has penned singles that have amassed over 200+ million streams collectively across all streaming platforms - as well as selling out venues across both the UK and Europe.


Aside from singing, James is a talented self-taught producer, producing his own music and for other artists such as Sasha Keable, Sody, Klingande (DJs) as well as working on Katy B’s forthcoming project.


Having recently released his EP “The District Line EP” (listen here), an intimate insight into the ‘person’ behind the music, “James Smith” has become a frequently mentioned name on national radio and visitor on national television - including appearances on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, BBC’s The One Show (watch here) and an MTV Music takeover. Dubbed by Wonderland as “one of the UK’s most promising breakout talents”, it’s been a very exciting few months for James and continues to be with this release.


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