NEW ZEALAND’S GRAEME JAMES RELEASES FIRST SINGLE “THE TIMES ARE CHANGING” FROM UPCOMING FULL LENGTH ALBUM
Graeme says of the song, “‘The Times Are Changing’ was inspired by faded aerial photograph from the 1960’s that I found while on holiday. The lyrics are an attempt to capture the bittersweet emotion you feel when you look back and reflect on the changes both in and around you. It’s knowing that nothing will ever be the same, while realizing that this fact is the very thing that makes the present both meaningful and exciting.” The past couple years have been a whirlwind for Graeme, who self-released his debut album ‘News From Nowhere’ in September 2016, which peaked at #3 on the New Zealand albumchart, #26 on the Top 40 album chart and was a finalist in the 2017 Vodafone Music Awards for NZ Folk Album of the Year. His breakout singles, “Alive” and “One + One,” have racked up over 3 million plays between them, and “Alive” placed second in the singer-songwriter/folk category of the international songwriting competition Unsigned Only.
Graeme spent the better part of a year touring in support of News From Nowhere, including a string of sold out shows across New Zealand as well as a summer of national and international festival appearances, cementing his reputation as a captivating live performer and recording artist.
Surpassing 15 million combined streams on Spotify, Graeme is one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists. With a huge number of these coming from North America, he is excited to meet American fans for the first time.
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