James Cole is an 18 year old singer songwriter from Tampa, Florida who specializes in a unique blend of pop, hip hop, and RNB. Prior to starting college at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, James Cole was already an experienced performer, producer, and songwriter having already written over 50 songs. By time he left for Nashville, he released his first 3 songs on major streaming platforms and had over 10,000 followers on Spotify.
James is currently at a sophomore studying songwriting and music business major at Belmont University. He is continuing to release original music produced and recorded while he was in high school as well as adding new music to his arsenal. His next release, “Live Forever,” produced during his senior year in high school, drops 3/20/2020.
James grew up around contemporary Christian music, pop, and R&B. He began developing his voice leading praise and worship during middle school. After entering Howard W. Blake School of Performing Arts for High School, James’s priorities shifted quickly. After he wrote his first song in high school, music felt less like a hobby and more like a career path. He started gigging around town performing his original music and covers. One of his biggest performance was the debut of his original song “Battle Cry.” He performed this anthem for 15,000 people at the local March for Our Lives student-led anti-gun violence rally in March 2018 while he was still in high school. “Battle Cry” will be released later this year.
The young artist has begun to get critical acclaim in the press as well. The editor in chief of Vents Magazine recently wrote that “Cole has all the markings of an elite player in the modern game. He’s on the right track with this latest studio work, and my gut tells me that his star-caliber campaign won’t be slowing down anytime soon.”
The promising young artist will be releasing a steady stream of new music in the months to come.