Canadian country artist David James unveils his first release of the year with ‘Don’t Mind If I Do’, available today via MDM Recordings Inc./ABC MUSIC. The perfect pairing to an ice-cold cocktail; James is a whiz behind the bar; ‘Don’t Mind If I Do’ offers up an uptempo soundtrack, with punchy vocals, a dose of traditional twang and feel good, tongue-in-cheek lyricism that is sure to shake off the winter blues.
“We had an absolute blast recording this one, and it totally shines through,” shares James. “We’ve all got a side that’s a little wild, a little reckless and maybe even a little ridiculous at times, and this song is about being all of those things, and still being loved just as you are. It captures a refreshing feeling; an exciting and joyous energy, and is the MOST fun. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!
ABOUT DAVID JAMES: Following his 2014 signing with MDM Recordings Inc., David James has consistently delivered. The 2016 release of his debut EP Songs About A Girl” garnered the Manitoba native two CCMA Award nominations including a nod in the ‘Rising Star’ category, his debut performance at the highly celebrated Boots and Hearts Music Festival, and a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for ‘Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country’. His 2017 sophomore album Downtown Kids, spawned James’ first and second Top 15 hits and most successful singles to date with ‘Sun Set On It’ and the title-track earworm, and he was nominated for four Manitoba Country Music Association Awards including ‘Male Artist of the Year’. In 2018, James dropped ‘Cars, Girls, & The Radio’ and hit the road in 2019 as the featured guest on Aaron Pritchett’s “Out On The Town” tour, stopping in over 50 cities across Canada before wrapping in the fall of that same year. ‘All The Time’, released in the summer of 2019 became James’ fastest climbing song at radio to date, boasting over 2.2 million collective streams. The companion video debuted on CMT in the U.S. as part of their ‘Next Up Now Program’, and later that year James was awarded ‘Male Artist of the Year” at the MCMA Awards. His EP If I Were You was delivered in spring 2020 and in September, he partnered with Genevieve Fisher to reimagine the track ‘Then There’s You’, transforming his solo recording into a smooth duet that highlights both artists’ sparkling vocals. James has spent the last few months working on new music, set to kick-off the next chapter of his career with the April release of ‘Don’t Mind If I Do’.