hmv's Next Big Thing - March 28, 2017

hmv's Next Big Thing... #116 James TW
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hmv's Next Big Thing... #116 James TW

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you heartfelt maestro James TW...

 

Who Is He?

James TW, or James Taylor-Watts to give him his full name, is 19 years old and enjoyed an unlikely lucky break when he was discovered on YouTube by Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes, a discovery that has earned him a deal with Island Records. He's now readying his debut album after a string of hit singles, including 'When You Love Someone', which has racked up almost five and a half million views on YouTube.

 

Who Does He Sound Like?

Ed Sheeran, especially his slower, more balladic moments, is the most obvious comparison, but there's plenty of John Mayer and Snow Patrol in there too. 

 

Why Should I Be Excited?

Catchy riffs and even catchier choruses, he's got loads of them. 

 

 

Can I Hear Something?

Sure thing. His new single 'Ex' is below for you and you can check out his full range of singles here in hmv's digital store. 

 

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