James Durbin is gearing up for the sophomore release of his April 8, 2014, as-yet untitled Wind-up Records album, and is giving fans a taste of what’s to come as he is set to digitally release the first single “Parachute” on Friday, November 22.
“Parachute” will be available for purchase via iTunes on November 22. A lyric video for “Parachute” is also scheduled to debut in December on James’ VEVO at YouTube channel at this location >.
James is also confirmed to attend the American Music Awards Red Carpet pre-show where he will make a special appearance to debut an exclusive video clip featuring “Parachute” and reveal details about his April 8, 2014 CD release in the 5:00 p.m. EDT/2:00 p.m. PST hour. Fans can log on at Durbinrock.com, AMAS.com, ABC.com, Cocacola.com and Yahoo.com to watch it live.
“Parachute” is the first new music from James since his last two singles “Love Me Bad” and “Stand Up” were released in 2011. “Love Me Bad” cracked the Top 30 at Hot AC/Top 40 radio while the anthemic NFL rock single “Stand Up” landed in the Top 20. “Stand Up” was an official NFL anthem used on jumbotrons nationwide during the NFL’s 2011-12 seasons. Both tracks were featured on his debut release Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Album chart and #36 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. MOAB has sold over 120,000 copies to date and was named one of Billboard’s Best Rock Albums of 2012.
James, who co-wrote 10 of the albums 11 tracks is busy putting the finishing touches on the 2014 release with producer Scott Stevens. In advance of the full CD release on April 8, 2014, James will be making several high profile appearances including the above mentioned American Music Awards Red Carpet pre-show on 11/24. He also recently performed alongside Dave Grohl and Ryan Bingham at the “Autism Speaks – Blue Jean Ball” in Los Angeles and co-hosted with Lance Bass on the American Music Awards on Demand webshow. Check out James’ “AMA’s on Demand” segment below.
“Parachute” showcases new territory for James leaning more on sing-a-long choruses with crisp pop-rock hooks while still letting his powerful and energetic voice shine. “Parachute was the 10th song I wrote for the new album and as soon as we finished in the studio I knew it had to be the first single. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it” said James. “Parachute” will be available on iTunes on November 22, 2013 and will impact Hot AC & Top 40 radio in January 2014.
Full track listing and album title to be announced soon.