Never heard of Luke James? We want to fix that by comparing his self titled album tracks to artists you might be familiar with.
I’ll let you know the first artist that came to mind while listening to the album and if you haven’t heard any of his music, you will still be able to relate to the sounds described and hopefully be inspired check it out. You can purchase his self-titled album here.
1. Love XYZ
2. Dancing in the Dark
This track had an airy Raheem Devaughn feel to it. Think a lot of Oooh hooo hoo hooosssss but in a good way.
3. Don’t Do It Interlude
For a second I didn’t realize this was an interlude and not a song. The track has a beat boxed drum pattern and vocal bass line that immediately took me to my Pentatonix watching Sing-Off days. YESSSSSS! I really wish it was a whole song though.
This track is falsetto filled and has the use of repetitive words in the background. Can you say The Dream? I know that’s a “reach” comparison but that was the first person who came to mind so let’s go with it
5. – Glass House
6. The Run
Luke channelled his inner Usher for “The Run” which starts out with a club-like beat with smooth layered vocals before getting to segments where the drums drop out and his vocals take the lead.
7. Exit Wounds
Exit Wounds is Luke Jame’s version of Cee-Lo‘s F*** You but in the form of a sweet sounding ballad. While it might sting lyrically, it’s still one of the nicest sounding break up songs we’ve heard in a while.
Frank Ocean might not have put out a lot of music as of late so if you are looking for a track with a Frank-ish sound, I recommend Timex.
10. I Want You
Luke James used to pen tracks for Tyrese and “I Want You” definitely sounds like a song we could have heard Tyrese go all out on. Apparently, Tyrese is busy doing other things like GibsiHana though, so Luke James went ahead and snagged “I Want You.”
If another artist were to sing this track, it would most likely have been Robin Thicke in his pre-breakup days. We certainly hope that clean, happier Robin comes back soon. In the mean time, let’s dance to Expose’.
12. Make Love To Me
Let’s go with Chris Brown on this one. I know, this is another reach, but since Luke wrote tracks for Chris, I could definitely see this track fitting in before “Take You Down” on Exclusive.