MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD: Luke James – Whispers In The Dark
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been hearing the name Luke James for a while now, with no clue who this guy really is. Until recently, I hadn’t even heard so much as a single. Though it seems the New Orleans-bred crooner just came out of nowhere, he’s already got songwriting credits with Britney Spears, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber – and his debut single ‘I Want You‘ is already nominated for a Grammy (watch the video below). Pretty impressive! Earlier this week, the Island Def Jam signee released his digital album Whispers In The Dark(listen and download below), a solid R&B collection with a very fresh, very modern influenced sound. I won’t say I was blown away with this entire project but it’s definitely got some standouts. Pay special attention to tracks Oh God, Heart Beat, Strawberry Vapors, Love Chile and Mo’ Better Blues. James brings a very soulful vibe to the elements of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz found throughout WITD, and his songs sound perfectly tailored. I’ll admit, it’s refreshing to hear an R&B artist who can express a more sensitive side without being depressing or too emo.
Below, you can download his new mixtape Whispers In The Dark and then check out the video for his Grammy-nominated single I Want You. Luke James is definitely emerging as one to watch in 2013, this project assures that.