James’ latest single, “What You Really Want,” is a response to the naysayers he faced when starting out in his career. The message for fellow creatives is to keep a positive outlook and focus on the fans. There is freedom in being true to oneself.

Aided by mentors Nick Blagona (The Police, Deep Purple, Beegees) and Mark Daum (inventor of the piantar), James Alphonse is gearing up to release his debut solo EP produced by Andre Kaden Black (Fefe Dobson, Francesco Yates) and Tal Vaisman (21 Pilots, Imagine Dragons). Ranging from electro pop, pop rock and chill r&b, it’s tough to pin his music down.