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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // March 5, 2020
Despite being born deaf in his left ear, James Vickery has quite the knack for making passionate R&B. The rising South London crooner is truly the new face of UK R&B because of his undeniable talent and signature vocals. Ahead of his forthcoming EP, Overture, Vickery is treating us to a sultry new single, “Spanish Rose.”
Produced by Maths Time Joy and Louis Mattrs, “Spanish Rose” showcases fitting acoustic guitars paired with Vickery’s soulful vocals. Vickery wrote “Spanish Rose” about being completely swept off his feet by someone, and it’s quite clear that he was genuinely infatuated with this alluring person. The accompanying visual focuses on a graceful dancer gowned in a maroon maxi dress as everyone around her is absolutely captivated by her very presence.
On “Spanish Rose,” James Vickery explained,
“’Spanish Rose’ is a song about complete infatuation. I was completely and utterly obsessed with every individual essence of this person at one point. This song is a testament to everything about them and all that I was feeling at the time of writing this.”