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Jose James - Love In A Time Of Madness

Jose James
Love In A Time Of Madness

Blue Note | Item No: 517739
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Vinyl LP | 2017 / US – Original | New
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Tracklist
A1Always There
A2What Good Is Love
A3Let It Fall feat Mali Music
A4Last Night
A5Remember Our Love
A6Live Your Fantasy
B1Ladies Man
B2To Be With You
B3You Know I Know
B4Breakthrough
B5Closer
B6I'm Yours feat Oleta Adams
Item Description
Even for an artist as creatively restless as James, Love in a Time of Madness is something new: an R&B focused foray into moody soul, electronic pop, and trap-addled beats, with the occasional influence of African folk, American gospel and Minneapolitan funk. And though James' voice is no less agile and his ear no less adventurous, this is also his most relatable, daresay sexiest work yet, detailing love's ups and downs without holding back an ounce of emotion.

ove in a Time of Madness follows James’ 2015 Billie Holiday tribute album Yesterday I Had the Blues and his rock infused 2014 album While You Were Sleeping. The New York Times wrote that James’ 2013 breakthrough No Beginning No End “sounds like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and hip-hop and R&B, slow-cooked for more than 50 years.” NPR Music noted that “James makes utterly contemporary music,” adding that he “skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel” and “he holistically heals the rift between radio-friendly songcraft and virtuoso flair."

James initially planned on Love in a Time of Madness being a double album. One side would be about love, and the other about societal madness—a response to the systemic and often physical violence perpetrated on U.S. citizens of color. But as he worked on the music, he recalls, "The madness part was getting way more out of control. The murders kept happening and it became overwhelming and depressing." So instead of rehashing the pain, James doubled down on the part of the album that could provide healing. That's not to say James' take on love is all so rosy. This is an album where romance isn't always romantic. James wanted to tell love's whole story.

Sonically, James was inspired by modern approaches to pop identity and songwriting—the holistic vision of Grimes, the creative engine of Kanye West, the curated image of FKA Twigs, the genre-mashing of The Internet, the sonic space of Bryson Tiller, and even the savvy studio choices of Ellie Goulding. He left behind the bands of his previous albums to instead work with topline writers and producers—Miguel collaborator Tario holds down most of Love in a Time of Madness alongside Likeminds (Pharoahe Monch, Anthony Hamilton)—plus began vocal lessons, hit the gym, and started working on himself in new ways. He considered how today's solo star confirms Andy Warhol's assertion that art and artist are one and the same, and thought about how Quincy Jones approached Off the Wall by being current “without dumbing anything down.”
Item Details
Item No:517739
Artist:Jose James
Titel:Love In A Time Of Madness
Label:Blue Note
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Original
Release Date:2017
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:27.02.2017
Condition:New
Price: $ 22.87 $ 14.86
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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