James Vickery, the soulful crooner who captivated audiences with his debut album ‘Songs That Made Me Feel’, is back with a new single that dives deep into his personal influences and delivers a nostalgically romantic sound. Titled ‘(I Get So) Emotional’, this tender offering sets the stage for his upcoming EP ‘Sheet Music’ and showcases Vickery’s growth as an artist.
‘(I Get So) Emotional’ takes a page from the book of 90s-era R&B, embracing a sweet and alluring direction that feels both familiar and distinctly James Vickery. The track exudes an air of nostalgia, reminiscent of the smooth and heartfelt ballads that defined that era. With a touch of delicacy, Vickery has created a song that pays homage to the past while remaining relevant and engaging for today’s audience.
In discussing the single, Vickery shares his admiration for artists like Silk Sonic who have successfully blended nostalgia with a contemporary twist. He aimed to capture the essence of Boyz II Men but with a hint of cheesiness, and he does so with remarkable commitment and skill. Vickery’s dedication to immersing himself in the music of the past shines through in every note of ‘(I Get So) Emotional’, resulting in a track that is a true labour of love.
The overall production is a testament to his growth as a musician. The lush and velvety instrumental perfectly complement his smooth vocals, creating a sonic tapestry that envelops the listener in a warm embrace. Vickery’s voice, as always, is the star of the show. His soulful delivery and impeccable control tug at the heartstrings, evoking a raw and genuine emotional response.
‘(I Get So) Emotional’ is a beautifully ambitious addition to James Vickery’s discography. It showcases his ability to channel the spirit of the past while carving out a distinct and contemporary sound of his own. As a listener, you can’t help but be swept away by the passion and sincerity that emanates from every lyric and melody. With over 100 million streams across his catalogue and accolades such as Rolling Stone Magazine naming his track ‘Pressure Pt II’ as one of the top 10 songs of 2020, Vickery has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the R&B landscape. ‘(I Get So) Emotional’ serves as another shining example of his talent and sets high expectations for his forthcoming EP, ‘Sheet Music’.