Ava James Finds Herself Caught 'Between Sheets'
Upon hearing Ava James' arresting voice, it soon becomes apparent just why her debut releases attracted production from the likes of Tropics and Maths Time Joy. With the kind of husky vocal maturity and articulately poised phrasing that effortlessly infuses her pop-inflected, electro-soul instinct with a keenly weighed emotional gravitas, it is no wonder producers of such note had no hesitation in laying sonic frameworks for her to weave her magic. Blessed with a passionate, richly soulful delivery and the intuitive ability to suffuse her observant lyricism with perfectly pitched shades of emotion, James has quickly proved that hers is a talent that demands attention. In keeping with the auspicious manner of her compelling arrival on the music scene in recent months, James has now teamed up with Leo Kalyan's production nous to deliver new track 'Between Sheets'; over a spare piano, tempered percussion and muted background pulse, James' voice inhabits the available space with a plaintive, at times keening, confusion as she wrestles with the realization that things are not what they once were.