“I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist.” That’s what Micky James set out to do with “Walk the Line,” and I’d say that’s exactly what he did. Wearing his affinity for Brit-rock legends like Bowie and the Clash right on his sleeve, James blends the star-shone synths and glimmering guitars of the 70s and 80s with the driving heartbeat of indie dance-pop. Infectious gang vocal hooks, hand claps, and blood-pulsing drumming will be sure to get you tapping your foot and swaying to the rhythm. Don’t you dare let this shot of pure fun and exuberation pass you by this afternoon!
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in the shadow of NYC, naturally Micky had a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become an artist and performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky James explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock n roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky’s unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious, and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance.
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