Mitch James is back with an anthem for the times releasing ‘motions’ and announcing his sophomore album patience out November 4th, 2022.
On motions, Mitch says “it’s for all of you who have been lost or just look at life and think ‘are you fu@#ing serious right now?’
I had to open the album with this song. If I were to describe this song in one sentence I would say ‘it’s about the inevitability of losing yourself on the way to finding yourself.’
I had an extremely shit 4 years since my first album. My own health issues, family health issues, constant roadblocks in my career, COVID, failed album attempts, singles that didn’t work. I had to write a song that summarised that feeling of helplessness with life drowning you – but still having that will to see it through and stick it out to the other side.
It’s a powerful song that truly means a lot to me, and I hope you can relate to it in your own way. I remember being in the studio and coming in – Graham & Ryan already laid down the guitar chords. All I had to do was as channel the truth, and the words just came out.”
An official visualiser is being released with the track.
Today Mitch also announced his sophomore album patience is to be released November 4th this year.
“The whole focus of the writing was to be brutally honest and brutally vulnerable,” James says.
The bulk of the album was written and recorded in early 2022, after James travelled to Los Angeles and met up with writer, producer and former Tonight Alive guitarist, Whakaio Taahi.
James and Taahi struck up a creatively stimulating rapport, which allowed James to access new creative territory and fully embrace his position as a pop front person. Crucially, Taahi gave James the freedom to be himself.
“I’m a bit of an over-sharer,” James says. “That’s who I am and that’s who my fans want me to be.”
To date Mitch James has over 200 million streams globally, 6 million TikTok views and over 3 million video views and the release of ‘motions’ and his upcoming album patience is set to only increase these impressive numbers!