Today, NYC by way of Philly artist MICKY JAMES releases his brand new single “New York Minute” via BMG (listen HERE). The gleeful, electric track comes after finding success on the road over the last couple of years (and pre-pandemic), supporting acts like The Struts, The Regrettes, Cherry Pools, and playing festivals such as Firefly Music Festival, Pleasantville Music Festival, the KISS Cruise and more.
“New York Minute took on a few different life forms, sonically and conceptually. I started writing it in 2020 during the pandemic. Originally the song was written as a love letter to New York City – a city that I grew up in and a city that has created so many memories for me as a young adult. But I wanted the meaning to feel more open ended so it applied to everyone. The song is about letting go of the past and learning from those lessons to create new beginnings in life.” -MICKY JAMES
To celebrate the release, Micky will be performing at Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight (Friday, January 27th). Tickets can be found HERE.
Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky’s unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance. Inspired by the authentic energy of the 60’s and 70’s iconic rock bands, Micky is successful in crafting a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre. “I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist,” he explains, successfully taking his vision and turning it into reality. In July 2020, Micky released his most recent single “Kings,” which garnered critical acclaim, with one critic calling it “a defiant uprising of the generationally damned and distinguished, as well as the most authentic rock n roll you’ve heard in years.”