Northern Ireland’s singer/songwriter, now based in London, Daniel James shares is new splendid track + video for ‘A Lonely Man’.
23 years old Daniel explains: ” ‘A Lonely Man’ is based on parallel stories. One part expresses my own struggles with everyday life and another part expresses my imagination of what ‘struggling’ actually entails.
Researching old reference books and documentaries, I focussed on the struggle of the slaves in chain gangs in America in the nineteenth century.
I tried to harness old slave/gospel type vocal rhythms in the track to reflect the parallel story. ‘A Lonely Man’ is a story of one man’s battle, both real and imagined.”Live dates:
Thurs 12th Sept 2013, supporting Lauren Aqualina @ Borderline
Weds 2nd Oct 2013, St Pancras Old Church, London, UK with Liam Frost
Thurs 3rd Oct 2013, St Pancras Old Church, London, UK with Norma Jean Martine
Photos by Hannah Gant