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Jose James – While You Were Sleeping (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Jose James – While You Were Sleeping (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 00:50:47 minutes | 570 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Blue Note Records
Recorded: 2014, Brooklyn, NY

Singer-songwriter José James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons; constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process. Now on the heels of his critically acclaimed Blue Note Records debut No Beginning No End, José returns with his dynamic and daring fifth album While You Were Sleeping. While keeping his trademark soulful baritone at the forefront, Jose adeptly weaves elements of indie rock, folk, funk, blues, hip hop and R&B into an experience journeying from desire to introspection and spiritual epiphany.

José set out to create an album that captured the spirit of his newfound creative space. The album’s title track “While You Were Sleeping” ebbs and flows beautifully, ruminating on the end of a love affair. The song culminates in crashing waves of self-reflection and affirmation. If anything can be said about José James, aside from marveling at his impressive talent and incomparable voice, it’s that he is indeed a fearless artist. While You Were Sleeping is another momentous milestone along his creative path.

1 Angel 4:12
2 U R The 1 4:13
3 While You Were Sleeping 6:18
4 Anywhere U G 5:50
5 Bodhisattva 4:02
6 4 Noble Truths 5:13
7 Dragon (feat. Becca Stevens) 4:22
8 Salaam 0:57
9 Without U 3:14
10 EveryLittleThing 3:30
11 xx 4:02
12 Simply Beautiful (feat. Takuya Kuroda) 4:54

José James – Vocals
Kris Bowers – Fender Rhodes, Organ, Synthesizer
Monica Davis – Violin
Solomon Dorsey – Bass, Synthesizer Bass, Vocals
Nate Gowtham – Vocals
Corey King – Trombone
Takuya Kuroda – Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Richard Spaven – Drums, Sequencing
Becca Stevens – Vocals, Wurlitzer
Amber Docters Van Leuwens – Cello
Brad Allen Williams – Guitar


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