British singer/songwriter James Morrison will be gracing the stage at San Diego’s own Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay on May 5. In an effort to describe his music in just a few words, he is a combination of alternative, folk, and soul.
Morrison’s third full-length studio and most recent album The Awakening, which he believes is his best album to date, was certified platinum after spending two weeks at #1 in the UK following its release last year.
This wasn’t his only album to have success; in 2006 his debut album landed him the role of best-selling British male solo artist followed by being voted the Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards.
Morrison has played sold-out arena tours in addition to supporting Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park in London; he also made an appearance on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album The Imagination Project.
“It’s never too late to turn it back around,” Morrison sings in his first US single “Up” featuring Jessie J. As with several other tracks on The Awakening, the lyrics in “Up” are majorly influenced by Morrison’s father’s recent battle with alcoholism that unfortunately lead to his death. This deeply affected Morrison, which is what makes this album so meaningful and heartfelt.
This British sensation is branching out and bringing his soulful music to the United States for nearly a month-long tour, only stopping once in San Diego.
It is for sure that he will bring something unique to soul music in America. Already at the age of 26 he has had numerous life experiences that seem to come through and help him convey intense passion through his music and lyrics.
Check out the music video for “Up” on the left for audible proof that his show is not to be missed!