Originally Published on TheBoombox.com.
After several delays, Luke James is finally gifting listeners with something they can feel with his self-titled debut album, arriving Sept. 23. For the New Orleans crooner, the delays have been a blessing, not a curse.
Rewind back to December 2011, when James broke out as a solo artist, dropping his free project, ‘#LUKE,’ as a teaser for his official opus, ‘Made to Love’– originally slated for a 2012 release. James’ ‘I Want You’ was a buzzworthy single and garnered a 2012 Grammy nod for Best R&B Performance. No official date surfaced for the official album, instead, another free effort, ‘Whispers in the Dark,’ followed. One fan heard that project and gave him the biggest opportunity of his career thus far –that musical admirer was Beyonce.
“I put out ‘Whispers in the Dark’ and she’s a fan of that and she’s just a great person and a big supporter and I guess she wants to see me win so it works out,” James tells The Boombox. “I respect her art and she respects my art and I guess it just makes sense to allow me to open up for her.”
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