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Lost Boy

by Rawiri James

Released 2019
Released 2019
The incredible story of one man's journey of addiction, told through the syncopated rhythms of contemporary R&B and hip-hop-driven soul.
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Addict. Advocate. Author. Artist. These are just some of the words used to describe Rawiri James. Two more? Lost Boy.

An Alternative R&B album with modern hip-hop and soul influences, James’s debut solo record is a refreshingly candid confessional about the excesses and repercussions of life lived hard. Bottle Down, a moody mid-tempo jam and the first single to be lifted from the record, sets the scene with haunting harmonies and lyrical embellishments …
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Trip the Alarm

by Rawiri James

Released 2019
Released 2019
An upbeat throwback to the good old days of R&B-inspired hip-pop.
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The second single from James's forthcoming 'lost Boy' album, 'Trip the Alarm' is the club-ready throwback to the good old days of R&B-inspired hip-pop. Opening with a simple drum beat, the track soon descends into a thumping, bass-heavy affair as the New Zealand-born singer laments his troubled relationship with alcohol.

"Keen addictions, between afflictions... I guess I had it coming," he starts, as the Timbaland-ish production scales into a sing-along hook. By the time …
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Bottle Down

by Rawiri James

Released 2019
Released 2019
A haunting, mid-tempo R&B cut about heartbreak.
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Addict... Author... Artist... These are just some of the words used to describe Rawiri James and never was this more apparent than on the lead single from his debut solo album.

"I'm sitting in darkness and it's silent," he sings resignedly against haunting synth notes. "Now I'm going once more to the store, I'm a bottle down, again."

A mid-tempo R&B cut about the punishing reality of heartbreak, Rawiri James paints images with words …
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