LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… I stayed in the Writer’s Room & Oasis, ordered a cider, and stuck around to enjoy a chill acoustic session with James Ghareeb. I was drawn to his music because the timbre of his voice reminded Dermot Kennedy. His song “Jane” (released in 2021) kind of has that Dermot breakbeat that makes James’ folk aesthetic tip-toe closer into the pop-realm.
Like Kat Before him, James’ performance focused on the emotions layered into the songs he sings. His singing was effortless and earthy, and I found his vulnerability accentuated whenever his voice delicately flipped into his falsetto. Sometimes almost into a whisper.
I would have loved to hear him work some full voice power into his songs just to bring an element of dynamism into the performance, but perhaps this wasn’t necessarily the stage nor the setting to do so. I’m interested he keep an eye out for new music from him to hear how his sound develops…”
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