With a guitar on his back and many hundreds of miles ahead of him, Eden James is living his dream. A musician’s musician, James has chosen his latest song, and accompanying music video, to pontificate about “Something Called Love.” There’s so much more to love than just another person or perhaps a pet; there’s a greater love that lies above all else that’s only true to you as an individual.
The singer-songwriter’s latest single is the lead track from his new studio album, which will be released on July 9th. James has picked this, All The Good Blank Are Taken, his fourth full-length record, to be his most adventurous and well-developed collection of recordings, produced by Tim Leitner, a man who has worked with some popular music legends, including Billy Joel and Tina Turner. To help him develop these songs, and make them truly memorable, James teamed up with members of Bruce Springsteen’s and Paul Simon’s bands, industry veterans who know their way around a recording studio.
With some words on the clip for “Something Called Love,” James told us, “For the video of this song I was thinking it should be about the love of something other than a person or thing, so I decided to make it about the love of an experience, the love of ‘the journey.’ I’ve lived on three continents and one of the things I’ve noticed is the learning curve almost resets to zero with each new country and culture we adapt to, which is an important thing for personal growth because it forces us to leave behind any preconceptions or expectations and be like a child, learning from a place of wonder and innocence. Travel has changed me. I’m not the same person I once was.”
Hailing from Australia, James now calls New York City home. Over the years, he has garnered several international music awards, including the Sunnie Award for ‘Best New Talent’ and ‘Best International Artist Award’ at the MusicOz Awards. His debut record, Never Setting Sun, couldn’t have been received any better, with it hitting the mark all over the world, including in Greece where it produced a chart-topping hit.
James has become a festival mainstay, being the second to last act to headline at Rockwave Festival in Greece, the country’s preeminent rock fest. He has been around the globe and back too many times to count, making stops along the way in Japan, the UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Poland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. With a work ethic to admire, James has paid his dues, and now he’s set to reap the benefits, loving every step of the way on this journey called life.
All the Good Blank Are Taken Track Listing:
1. Bad Girl
2. Black Book
3. Dangerous Game
4. New York
5. Something Called Love
8. Negative Space