James Baley: voice, vogue and fashion. He will be the next Gaga but better.
James Baley is the newest addition to Somewherelse's artist roster, having joined in 2020. As artist managers, we contribute in a 360 degree way including strategic planning, business management, content development, grant writing, show booking, and more.
Toronto’s James Baley is a Juno nominated music creator and multi-disciplinary artist whose radiant energy continues to establish him as a distinctive and magnetizing performer. Sharing compelling stories through his vulnerable and unapologetic lyrics, James combines his R&B, gospel, and electronic influences to create soulful reflections and exuberant dance tracks filled with emotion. His full length debut, 'A Story', was released September 24, 2021.
His full length debut, 'A Story', released September 2021 is a deeply personal exploration of belonging, faith, strength, and carving one's own path. Prior releass include two EPs: “LISTEN”, in 2015, and his sophomore release, “ROADS”, in 2017 which quickly distinguished him as a sought-after collaborator. Over the last three years, James has written and recorded with July Talk, Zaki Ibrahim, U.S. Girls, Badge Epoque Ensemble, and Azari with his latter collaboration on “Gotasoul” garnering them a Juno nomination for Dance Recording of the Year (2019).
Karim Olen Nash remix (2021)
Featuring Twysted Miyake-Mugler
A Story – LP (2021)
Lead single from James’ debut LP
Unity (It’s Up To You)
It’s Up To You – Single (2020)
Polaris Prize long-listed album
Pray For It (2020)
Co-written by James Baley Winner: Juno Award, Alternative Album of the Year
Heavy Light (2020)
Polaris Prize Short-Listed Album
- James Baley Fuses Gospel Vocals with House Music
- SOCAN Magazine
- James Baley delivers a message universal enough for the church, the club, or the vogue ballroom.
- The New Yorker
- 10 Best Songs of the Week
- Under The Radar Mag
- Badge Epoque Ensemble - Unity (It’s Up To You) Feat. James Baley
- The gospel-tinged “Champagne” track (a collaboration with Toronto artists James Baley and Kyla Charter) is the most distinctive cut.
- Pop Matters