New York, NY
James Tillman is a New York city-based multidisciplinary whose musical motifs and deft lyricism work together to create unique listening experiences. In 2020 Tillman graced fans with his intimate and nostalgic sophomore album, Modern Desires. During a time when many are forced to ponder what it really is they want out of life (and love), Modern Desires seems right on time. Not only does the project deal with romantic love and longing but with other aspects of desire in this day and age. There is a tone of sensuality and romance, but also of longing, change, and introspection. Tillman surfaced in early 2013. After spending some time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he self-released his notable Shangri La EP in 2014. Garnering comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Nick Drake, Tillman's Shangri La received praise from music and media sources around the world. Tillman then released his debut album Silk Noise Reflex in 2016. The album saw a sold-out special-edition physical release and headline shows in Tokyo, Japan. Tillman's song "Casual Encounters" expanded his reach and fan base after appearing in the Netflix series Dear White People, his music garnering over 30M+ streams on Spotify.