The song “Glass Cards,” written by frontman and lyricist Sam Jones, is the second single from the fast-rising band James Room. Glass cards is about the sense of unpredictability and the idea that parts of your existence might be evaporating.
Following their debut, the band significantly improved their sound by adding shimmering guitars and airy synth sounds, the latter of which was contributed by new synth player Will Coomes. In a rush of incisive lyricism and powerful hooks, the song’s four minutes of suppressed emotion are finally released.
James’ Room in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh dropped some exclusives about their lives and how music has impacted their lives
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
We used to be in another band, where one of the songs was called “James’ Room”. When it came to forming this project, we thought it would work well as a band name, although none of the members are called James!
Where do you find inspiration?
We’re always surrounded by amazing musicians, who inspire us every day. We also take inspiration from bands we like listening to. Such as, The War on Drugs, Queens of the Stone Age & U2.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
A couple of us got into playing music quite recently in our lives. However, the rest of the band have been playing for many years. Music represented an escape from reality in our early years.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Again, some of us are, but others weren’t.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Music teachers & our parents mostly.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Most of learnt by ear, with some lessons.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Sam – Take That
Jacob – McFLy
Jake – AC/DC
Louis – Slaves
Will – Madness
How could you describe your music?
Energetic, driving & atmospheric. We create a wall of sound with our music.
Describe your creative process.
This can change, but usually Sam will write a song and we’ll all add our own parts.
What is your main inspiration?
As mentioned above, we take inspiration mostly from The War on Drugs, Queens of the Stone Age and U2.
What musician do you admire most and why?
We all love Wunderhorse at the moment.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Not particularly. Our style did adapt when we incorporated Will into the band on Synths. We started to write music that had more depth & space within the arrangements.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
We don’t really have one.
What are your interests outside of music?
We like playing football and socialising with other bands.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
We genuinely don’t know. Music has been the only career option for all of us.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
COVID decimated the industry in the UK and worldwide. Trying to push the band in the aftermath of this has been quite tricky. We feel like it’s improving as of late.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
There should be more money for streams and artists in general.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Glass Cards relates to people thinking that they have something, but it turns out they never did.
We’ve got a massive headline in Bristol at The Crofters Rights on the 13th of January 2023. This will be our biggest gig yet and we’re so excited.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
We’re open to it! However, we have nothing in the pipeline at the moment.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thanks for all the love on Glass Cards! Keep streaming it, and we’ll see you at the next gig.