No, this isn’t a cover of Maroon 5’s 2002 classic, instead it’s the highly anticipated return of a New Zealand newcomer who has been really quiet throughout the year as he’s prepared the evolution into his sophomore album.
Mitch James’ self titled debut album was a bold introduction to his vulnerable and authentic artistry. The lyrics were candidly honest and the melodies were soothingly sweet while he spoke his truth. After the release of the album he went a little M.I.A and has been working away in the studio preparing the beginning of the next chapter.
Working with the highly acclaimed Australian production duo, DNA, ‘Sunday Morning’ is the first taste of a fresh beginning for James. The production is definitely a lot bolder and brighter than what he’s delivered in the past and offers some serious Ed Sheeran and Dean Lewis vibes.
Showcasing a more playful side, he dives into the construed intentions of someone whose actions speak louder than their words. Explaining how a girl only calls him when she’s lonely and then lectures him after how he’s the bad influence in their late night rituals he get’s a little sassy with his delivery. “You said, you’re a saint and I’m a sinner. But I guess that I’m good enough when you’re lonely. That’s when you call me”.
Ahead of his Australian visit supporting SIX60 on their tour, this is the perfect song to create a little energetic singalong moment in his set and one that could receive a lot of traction on radio.