José James' new single "U r the 1" premieres on Okayplayer

World Premiere: Stream José James New Single "U r the 1"

José James Returns With New Single "EveryLittleThing" Ahead Of The June 10th Release Of His 'While You Were Sleeping' LP Via Blue Note

José James debuts the new single “U r the 1” ahead of the release of his forthcoming While You Were Sleeping LP, due out June 10th via Blue Note Records. The track follows the iconic label’s 75th anniversary earlier this week and James’ lead single “EveryLittleThing.” James’ subdued vocal anchors the pulsating love track, which features some very nuanced work from keyboardist Kris Bowers, guitarist Brad Allen Williams and drummer Richard Spaven. The off-time drumming is a screwed-tempo homage to the sounds of drum & bass and J Dilla’s rhythmic aesthetic. James will be performing this track and others out on the road at select venues following the album’s release. Check the track below to listen to “U r the 1” from José James. Pre-order the While You Were Sleeping LP via iTunes. Scroll down to check out José James’ upcoming tour dates. Stay tuned for more ahead of the upcoming release.

June 12 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
June 15 – Playboy Jazz Festival @ Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
June 18 – SFJAZZ Center – San Francisco, CA
June 21 – Charline McCombs Empire Theatre – San Antonio, TX
June 22 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
June 24 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX
June 25 – Chene Park Riverfront Ampitheatre – Detroit, MI
June 26 – The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
June 28 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

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