Fresh to Nashville in 2016 by way of New York City, Jeff Carl’s been working hard at placing his musical roots in town. The 27 year old songwriter, known for his dynamic vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and timeless piano-based melodies, spent last year recording and releasing his sophomore EP, Survive, touring the East Coast, performing festivals, and playing the local scene. He also made it onto the radar of Nashville’s biggest independent radio station, Lightning100, having received the honor of “Artist of the Week” last September, two-time “DJ Pick of the Week” before then, and consistent rotational spins since. This year, he’s performed at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and is now back in the studio working on his first full-length album, evolving a new kind of sound for his next chapter.
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Born in rural Ohio and currently based in Nashville, James Droll is an artist who takes the good with the bad. His collection of soul-searching songs explores the heart after the fall of a relationship, something that connects anyone who listens. The dark pop tunes are filled with stunning lyrics, tight harmonies, and swelling chords that reach right into the heart and twist with the sweetest of pain.
James Droll made his debut with his song ‘Wall’ which was placed on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ and quickly charted on the Spotify U.S. and Global Viral Charts. Droll has plans to release even more gut-wrenching pop in 2017, so keep on listening to this exciting young songwriter.
Hip-hop and soul also acts as an urban contrast to the rootsier inspirations of his childhood. The compelling rhythm often drives home the strong narrative arc found in many of his songs. Of course, honesty in his own struggles as a human being often take center stage in his art. Joseph takes his own relatable feelings of self-doubt and fear and turns them into something of purpose.
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