Here at Fuzzable, we love to introduce you to young generation’s new artists and their infectious and exciting music tracks. You can’t miss to skip listening to on your playlist. Today, we’re here to shine a light on one such young singer/songwriter: James Mullally, who has recently released his debut EP ‘Longshot.’
Starting when he first picked up a guitar at a young age, James has worked endless hours and has gone days with no sleep trying just to improve his craft. It’s James’ hard work and ‘I can do’ attitude which has help him succeeding the unique artist he is today. Born in London, UK, and raised just outside, James’ passion for music has become as important to his daily routine as eating and sleeping.
Recently we talked to James about his recent release, his music journey and much more. Check out the complete interview below:
Hey James. You’ve recently released your debut EP ‘Longshot’. Tell us how you feel about the release.
Longshot was a really positive, time-consuming, and probably the hardest project I’ve done which I gave myself 5 weeks do. Everything you hear on the EP was written, played, and recorded by myself and so was the mix, master and engineering which is something I’m really proud of.
Which is your favorite track from your EP?
My favourite song of the EP is the very last one ‘Longshot’. It was the last song I wrote for the EP and it really tied together what I felt was missing between the other four songs. It was the first time I’ve ever written a song that’s about my background, where I’ve come from, and my life that’s made me who I am with the hypothetical perspective of what I believe my future looks like.
When did you first started singing? Do you have any formal music education?
Singing was actually the last thing I learned to do musically. I started when I was around 15/16. I was beyond awful. There is nothing natural about my singing. It took me countless hours, many painful, to get to where I am right now. Education wise, I’m a Grade 8 Classical Guitarist and have done my Theory exams. I’ve also done 4 years in College and have a Higher National Diploma in Music Sound Production.
Is singing/songwriting something you’ve always wanted to do?
Yes I’ve never wanted or had any desire to do anything else. I’ve dedicated so many years to becoming the musician I am today and will be in the future. That there’s really not much else I can do.
What do you find most that inspires you to write a song?
Life and every day situations are the things that inspire me to write. I could be on he phone, listening to music, reading, watching films. I look and consume literally everything around me as the potential to becoming a song. When I’m talking to people I’m listening to how they phrase their sentences. When I’m walking in the street I’m listening for the way people use words as I walk past. Watching movies, I’m paying such close attention to the story like where the story could go if I stopped here. It’s an obsession that’s become so automatic and embedded in my brain that I’ve never experienced ‘writers block’ because everything is always new.
Who are your musical inspirations?
My musical inspirations include Russ, Jon Bellion, Sting, John Mayer, Luke Combs and many more. Every one of these I mentioned at some point has had a significant role in developing my skills as a musician.
Are you looking forward to any music collaboration in future?
Yes 100%. I have no idea who I may be collaborating with yet but when the time comes it will be with the right person with a similar mindset to me and I’m sure we’ll come out with something great.
Well this sounds optimistic. So what kind of songs do you like to listen often personally? Is there any current favorite artist you’ve been listening to?
I listen to pretty much everything from Country to Hip-Hop. My favorite artists are always there for at least one song a day but right now I’m listening to a lot of Russ and a lot of Luke Combs. Song wise I’m not sure. I love albums and big bodies of work because each one has its own vibe and I love consuming lots of music.
What instruments do you play or would like to learn to play apart from guitar?
Currently I only really play the piano other than guitar. I use a midi keyboard to play my strings, bass, drums and every other instrument you hear in my songs. I would love to learn the Lap-Steel or Banjo.
How do you feel about the support you receive from your fans? Do you want to send them a message?
I often forget that I really do have people following me and listening to my music daily from around the world and it’s one of the best feelings. If you’re one of them reading this I just want to say thank you for your time. This is just the beginning.
Thanks for sharing your time with us James. We wish him all the good luck for his musical future ahead.