James Tillman is a multidisciplinary artist, singer-songwriter and producer from Prince Georges county, MD. His work often reflects themes surrounding the ephemerality of lived experience: contextualizing sensory aspects of life through fragments of sound, film, poetry, and archival research.
After spending some time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tillman self-released his notable Shangri La EP in 2014. Garnering comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Nick Drake, Tillman's Shangri La received praise from music and media sources around the world. Tillman continued to grow his fan base, touring and performing throughout North America supporting Tune-yards, Jordan Rakei, and Charlotte Day Wilson, among others. Tillman released his debut album Silk Noise Reflex in 2016. The album saw a sold out special-edition physical release and headline show in Tokyo, Japan. Tillman's song 'Casual Encounters' expanded his reach and fan base after appearing in the Netflix Series Dear White People. Tillman is currently working on new projects with a focus on music and moving image.