Upcoming artist James Chatburn is a Berlin based Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer. He has combined influences from divided musical worlds to create something, which does not fit into any one mould. Having first made a name for himself in the modern soul scene, James now edges himself into a world of psychedelia and nostalgia with his 2020 album ‘Faible’. Exploring Unknown Mortal Orchestra to D’angelo and from Donny Hathaway to Shuggie Otis, James brings the essence of something familiar to something new.
While living in Berlin since 2015, James has released his first two EPs '001' and ‘Damen’, followed by a string of collaborations, creating out of a dilapidated old GDR office building.
He has toured with Jordan Rakei and The Internet and collaborated with Australian Hip Hop legends Hilltop Hoods on their Certified Gold single ‘Higher’. Following the release of his newest single "'Faible Teil 1' [Part 1 of Debut Album]" he projects a very soothing sound that will definitely capture your ears. Starting the track with a slow beat leading onto his loud and luscious vocals. This track would be perfect for a late night drive or just a day at the beach. It has such an amazing sound that brings out emotion and a sense of realization. To explain the track further it delves into his interest in compulsive lying, he says ‘I noticed meeting a few people who would lie for the sake of it, and I found it kind of impressive seeing the creativity which goes into that act, like wow! I kind of looked at this habit (in the process of writing music) as a way to open up the possibilities of how creative you can be.’ It's a perfect track to check out and while your at it listen his other tracks there all great.