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James Bakian – Pleasure

London based artist and producer James Bakian tells the story of lust at first sight in new single ‘Pleasure’. Sitting at just over 3,000 monthly listeners, James Bakian is a singer-songwriter with layers of charm.

Telling the tale of being at a party and meeting eyes with that one special person, ‘Pleasure’ is filled with passion. Infused with R&B sensibilities, the trap production will fit straight at home with today’s mainstream artists.

Recorded and produced at his home studio, ‘Pleasure’ is a contemporary wonder with memorable moments of romanticised R&B. Sleazy and somewhat seductive, the track features a mid-tempo styling of alt-pop. 

Dynamically, the track doesn’t build into a stadium-ready track, and it’s production feels quite chilled. It feels like it could have built into a more heroic sound to illustrate the full passion of finding a new ‘crush’. Still young and at the beginning of his career, ‘Pleasure’ is mature and confident.

Not letting anything bring it down, the single illustrates an artist with an independent nature wanting to make his way to the top himself. ‘Pleasure’ is mainly known as a smooth R&B number with an elegance that showcases a singer-songwriter bound to get a support slot for Post Malone at some point.