There is a warmth that exudes from singer/songwriter Shannen James’s voice that is at once unique and comfortingly familiar. A silky-smooth tone that is both disarming and effortless.
Upon releasing her debut single ‘Something In The Water’ in mid 2019, the track was quickly added to slew of big playlists and won a river of praise across triple j and triple junearthed (including an add to rotation). With a reaction so immediate, it would be easy to suggest Shannen appeared from nowhere, but it was through years of honing her craft and working on her songwriting that lead her to Arrows EP and that first single ‘SITW’ was the catalyst for a wave of new music for Shannen James.
Having recently released her new single ‘Separate Ways’ co-written and produced by collaborator Rob Amoruso, ‘Separate Ways’ follows her recent single, the glistening ‘Superstitious’ – added straight to triple j rotation and peaking at #22 on the US Submodern Singles chart. The track was also supported by streaming services including Spotify (Front Left, New Music Friday, Fresh Finds in the US & more) as well as Apple Music (NMD, Alt Pop, Heaps Indie, Mellow Days & more). ‘Superstitious’ followed Shannen’s breakthrough 2020 EP Arrows, which included hits such as the bright title track 'Arrows', ‘Collide’, her 2019 debut, 'Something In The Water', and ‘Empty Eyes’. The EP earnt Shannen adds across triple j & triple j unearthed (including a Feature Artist nod), Spotify, Apple Music, champions across the likes of NME (“a slice of indie pop sunshine that stokes anticipation for an LP”), Bigsound (2020 lineup), a remix of EP track ‘Seventeen’ by The Rubens, live performances on The Sound and shows alongside G Flip, Middle Kids, Men I Trust and Tia Gostelow.