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In this episode, Jona interviews James about his new EP, “Start Again”, written predominantly on the road. Feeling unfulfilled with work in advertising, James decided to take a break and set off across North America for 3 months. Recording vocals in the woods and mixing tracks in small town coffee shops, he channeled his journey out of disillusionment into the creative process. The EP is an exploration of what it means to leave everything behind and start again.

Also includes an exclusive first play of the title track from the EP. Out 19th November on Escape Everything.


Show notes

02:30 – All change
04:10 – Van life
05:20 – A day in the life
06:40 – Overcoming resistance to sing
08:00 – Writing on the road
09:05 – Inspiring locations
10:20 – Being free of a traditional studio set-up
13:00 – Working with a mentor
17:15 – Inspiration behind the EP
19:20 – Using my own name for the project
20:15 – Musical inspirations
21:30 – What’s next…
22:20 – Van Lifers podcast
23:40 – Wider artistic collaborations for label
24:20 – Making money from the road
27:25 – Missing/not missing London
34:20 – First listen: James Garside – Start Again