Rising R&B star James Lefty is looking to better days ahead with his new single “Forward.” The Harlem raised singer has been busy building an organic fan base with his music for the past few years. In 2018, he released the single “Blinded.” Last year, the 24-year-old flew to London to work with writer Cordell and producer Jaee, which he says was an experience unlike any other. Was the risk worth it? Yes. James Lefty’s tone is heaven sent. Its soft, airy quality commands your attention. Although you can hear the influence of his favorite singer Brandy, he has a style all his own. The way he weaves his layered background vocals throughout the track feels ethereal. For example, hearing the way he sings the word “Forward” in the chorus feels like riding a cloud. Lyrically, “Forward” finds James seeing his expectations with a potential lover. After experiencing hurt in the past, James is clear that he needs someone who is able to provide “natural progressive love” and be a source of peace in his life. He revealed that his real relationship inspired the song. Without question “Forward” should be added to your playlist. Listen to “Forward” below.

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