Perth local James Abberley is back with his second release of the year, ‘Drifting’. A strong folk influence dominates Abberley’s music, with elements of classical, blues and roots throughout. “Drifting is a song about leaving the world as we know it behind and jumping into a different reality”, Abberley says of his latest release.
The track opens with a smooth acoustic guitar before James’s beautifully layered vocal drops in, which then develops further as a minimalistic beat comes in and is contrasted with classical guitar runs for a relaxed groove that pushes the song along. The catchy hook “All I know // Is that everything is gonna be alright” will be on repeat in your head all day after a listen.
Catch James Abberley as he does a small run of shows to celebrate his new single, you can catch him either onFriday the 28th at the Indian Ocean Hotel right here in Perth, or you can see him play down in Margaret River at The River on Saturday the 29th.
Listen to ‘Drifting’ below or on any major streaming platform.