Motorbike James - VIISIONS


The debut album “VIISIONS” by Motorbike James
is out April 9, 2021 on Slow Weather.

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Motorbike James VIISIONS

 Album Cover by Dale Bailey (Hi-res)

Motorbike James is a stream of consciousness writer, he writes through pure emotion and what he feels in the moment. What comes out the other side is a unique offering of music that is hard to pin under any one genre. Elements of electronic, indie rock, psychedelic, and R&B poke through each song. The debut album VIISIONS takes you on a journey; exploring the beauty of our world and the parallel lines between the universe we’ve constructed in our mind and the physical space that we occupy.

 

VIISIONS was written, produced and mixed by Motorbike James. It’s a collection of songs that, through their evolution, took on a character and accompanying narrative. Drawing inspiration from classic conceptual albums such as Pink Floyd's “The Wall” or David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, VIISIONS is a deep conceptual journey that remains open-ended enough for listener exploration. The album, on the surface, follows a space man protagonist as he experiences a seemingly paranormal connection with a divine entity. This connection proves to be rooted less in the paranormal and more in a deeper understanding that transcends time and dimensions. The “big word” definition of the album would go as follows:

VIISIONS is an account of the human experience, unconfined by time as a linear construct. A protagonist being pulled from singularity and thrust into the higher consciousness that binds all things.” The simpler description would bill the album “a cosmic journey through the beauty and mystery of time and space in search of pure consciousness and understanding.”

However the listener connects with the album, the “cosmic journey” side of it is unmistakable. The album weaves through lush instrumentals, changing pace from energetic to reprise. Deep harmonies guide the listener through dynamic montages, but always settle into laid back grooves & vibes - balancing accessibility with a deep meditative vibe.

VIISIONS Tracklist

Viisions
Enamored
Henlo Fren
me Roll
Jesus Age
Common Sensei
Interludes
Automatic
Optimisms
Lifetimes

LYRICS

Credits

Written and Produced by Motorbike James
Mastered by Ryan Morey
Additional Engineering by Scott McKellar
Drums by Chris Morien
Background Vocals by Julie Werbicki


Releases

me Roll

Maybe we’re only equipped for living in the moment. Existing from vibe to vibe, rolling through our days.

Highlights:
- Press: Indie88 Feature
- Spotify: 83k streams, adds to Fresh Finds, Study Break
- Apple Music: Adds to New in Indie, INDIY
- #1 on Hype Machine


Enamored

How we interact with the universe and interpret what is happening, and how that influences us while we map our course through life.

Highlights:
- Press: Earmilk // Exclaim! // Indie Shuffle
- Apple Music: Adds to Today’s Indie Rock, New in Rock
- Top 10 on Hype Machine and CBC R3