James E. Smith teases new project with single 'The Fortunate Ones'

British born, L.A. based multi-instrumentalist James E. Smith spent the past ten years writing and performing with his band The Spring Standard, and now steps out into the fore solo. Sharing the titular track from his debut album, The Fortunate Ones, James applies all of his seasoned aptitudes into his charmingly honest indie-pop. As upbeat as it is soulful, James is one to keep an eye on for things to come.

Speaking on the track he shares "I had been spending so much time romanticizing the beauty in other people’s lives that I began to not be able to see it in my own. This song came from the mental shift back to believing in myself as much as anyone else. The Fortunate Ones is my personal anthem."

Providing further insight, he shares with us five influences that have set him on this new path:

Wilco - Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Neil Young - Harvest Moon

Bill Withers - Use Me

Queen - The Prophet’s Song

The Beatles - A Day in the Life

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