Guide to the Week of Music: José James, Julia Kent, new sounds and visuals

Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week we explore José James’ exciting plans for his new label Rainbow Blonde records, discuss Julia Kent’s astonishing new album Temporal, and check some new tracks and visuals from a range of contemporary artists.

José James unveils plans for new label

Vocalist and songwriter José James announced a number of exciting projects in a buoyant message to his social media followers last week. They included a new vinyl edition of his debut album The Dreamer, initially released on Brownswood recordings and celebrating its tenth anniversary, plus his plans for newly-established record label, Rainbow Blonde records.

Taali’s debut LP Hear You Now is to be Rainbow Blonde’s first new release and follows a brand new ‘artist-on-artist creative interview series’, established and hosted by Taali and James. Entitled 1+2+3+4, it began this week, with inaugural guest Lalah Hathaway discussing her creative process.

Check out the podcast below and stream Taali’s new single here. Read James’ full update here.

Read the full article via the Guide to the World of Music website, here.

Wandering Monster photo credit: Porl Medlock