James Alexander Bright's music is as visual a voyage as it is a sonic one; a kaleidoscope of colours that swirl, swoon, soar and sing. Stepping into his musical world is a multi-sensory experience, one where smooth grooves, wonky rhythms, dreamy melodies and immersive atmospheres coalesce to form their own sphere.
It's an album that exists in a dual world, one that at times has enough bounce and buoyancy to fill a dance floor-as on the disco funk strutting Lead Me Astray - and others feels perfectly suited to introspective headphone listening as on the breezy, woozy ambience of Cala Llenya. The latter track pays tribute to the Ibiza beach of the same name, whereas Dancing with the Birds - a delicate exploration of pastoral folk-is a nod to one of Britain’s most beloved treasures.
Elsewhere Headroom touches upon, in Bright’s own words, 60’s sunshine doo-wop, mutant disco, and mystic mountain top vibes. It’s an album that explores a great deal yet even amidst its dualities it retains a sense of cohesion throughout. It’s a mixture that Bright feels pleased to have managed to juggle so seamlessly.