James McCartney: Angel
‘Available Light’ is the first official release by singer/songwriter James McCartney. (Yes that McCartney!) Before stepping into his own, the only son of Paul and Linda McCartney played guitar and drums on Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie and Driving Rain albums. The 5 track EP, released September 21st on Engine Company Records, showcases James’s talent as both a performer and songwriter in his own right.
The EP includes four original songs composed by James as well as a cover of Neil Young’s classic ‘Old Man’, which James has put his own unique stamp on. As well as composing the songs James shows his musical accomplishments by playing electric guitars, acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano and bass on all the songs.
Talking about his music James says, “The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead – and all good music. It is basically rock n’ roll, clean sounding and vocal. The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one’s life, and many other things. I have written the songs over a 10-year period.”