London-based singer-songwriter and producer James Bakian may be only fourteen, but he is full of motivation to forge his path in the world of music. Singing and songwriting from an early age, he first penned a song at age 6 and a few of his tracks have made it to the UK Songwriting Contest 2016/2017 semifinals. Now fourteen, James recently released an EP, Unstoppable, as well as several singles, including “Usual”, an R&B track.

You wouldn’t think you were listening to a fourteen-year-old, as James’ sound is somewhat a blend of Shawn Mendes and young Adam Levine. “Usual” is one of his most grown-up tracks and it’s hard to not vibe to. While a deviation from his usual beats, James handles an R&B song quite well. The fact that James is self-made shines on his tracks, especially “Usual”, singing, playing bass, keyboard, and producing the track himself. With an easy-going beat, meaningful lyrics, expressive vocals, you’ll likely have “Usual” playing on repeat.

He’s got an impressive track record and “next big thing” potential already; James Bakian is certainly one to watch.

Check out “Usual”, Unstoppable, and more by James Bakian, and keep up with him here

Veronica DeFeo

Veronica DeFeo

Writer at Imperfect Fifth
Veronica is a sophomore English-Literature major and Psychology minor at Avila University, a tutor at the campus Writing Center, and a writing intern at Imperfect Fifth. She is an advocate for the indubitable power of sharing music and words with others. When she’s not listening to music or attending concerts, she’s likely sending songs and videos to her friends or writing about these experiences. You can find her exploring her native KCMO, sipping some local coffee, or penning free verse.
Veronica DeFeo