Fleeting Persuasion is a lockdown project from James Spencer Harrison that tugs at the heartstrings. ‘Night Arrives’ is bathed in reverb, creating a wall of noise that is divine in it’s own right. Whist his vocal is tinged with emotion, the melodies from the instruments and his vocals fluctuate and intertwine with each other. ‘Night Arrives’ has his signature melancholic nostalgia, and stands proudly next to his other work.
Speaking about the single he says: “Knowing what the overall vibe will be is such a crucial thing for me early in the writing phase, so using a dodgy recording app I started playing around with beats and keys for around a dozen new songs.
“I rang Josh Whitehead at Crosstown Studios and sent him the demos and he said I was crazy for starting a new project,” Harrison laughs. “But he also said he had some experience in synths and beats so together we decided to work on one song at a time.”
Single number three is ‘Night Arrives’ (which premiered with Forte), a song that states its case with a slow and momentous drum beat, bathed in reverb. Singer Danielle Loughnan takes the lead on this song, her warm and resonant voice the perfect sonic vessel for Harrison’s lyrics. As he explains, initial recordings of him singing the song weren’t quite landing as he wanted. “I listened back at home and didn’t feel like it had quite the right impact so I had the idea to get my friend Danielle, who has sung backup vocals on several past songs to sing the amazing, subtle and powerful lead on this one; with myself on backup vocals.“
With an creative live show, and loads of gigs under his belt, we can’t wait to see where his music career will take him.