Local 21-year-old singer/songwriter James Quick is gearing up for a big year. The Bay Area transplant has found a home for his guitar-driven pop here in New Orleans, where he recorded his debut EP, Leftovers, in 2016. “New Orleans has helped me expand as a musician because it inspires me to add certain aspects into my music such as guitar solos, and some soulful qualities,” Quick told Offbeat.
Leftovers got Quick his first taste of industry attention, as well as nearly 5 million streams on Spotify (and counting). Since its release, he’s headlined a number of small shows in town, and he recently opened for MØ at Tulane’s 2017 fall concert.
Quick’s newest single, “Don’t Trust That Woman,” isn’t featured on his upcoming EP, Oceanside, but nonetheless offers listeners a glimpse of his creative mindset. “’Don’t Trust That Woman’ is a track that sums up the low points of some recent relationships for me, as well as a build up of all negativity to come from past relationships,” said Quick. “Overall, this track does a good job of demonstrating my love for rock and roll and expressing my sometimes cold outlook on previous experiences.”
Stream “Don’t Trust That Woman” below, via Soundcloud: