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Modern Desires is a conceptual presentation of torch songs that encapsulate moods and realities of adult life. There is a tone of sensuality and romance, but also of longing, change, and introspection. The music cycles through feelings that Tillman believes connect us all. Soul and sonic influences similar to those introduced on Silk Noise Reflex can be heard throughout. Tillman says, "I sought inspirations from the offerings of artists like Sade and Phil Collins. Their songs skillfully portray moods and render the mundane with iconic precision...giving us a way to express our joys and sorrows.”

Modern Desires is a conceptual presentation of torch songs that encapsulate moods and realities of adult life. There is a tone of sensuality and romance, but also of longing, change, and introspection. The music cycles through feelings that Tillman believes connect us all. Soul and sonic influences similar to those introduced on Silk Noise Reflex can be heard throughout. Tillman says, "I sought inspirations from the offerings of artists like Sade and Phil Collins. Their songs skillfully portray moods and render the mundane with iconic precision...giving us a way to express our joys and sorrows.”

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Modern Desires

James Tillman
Now on sale
Feb 25 2021
$ 28.00
12” Clear Mint color heavy vinyl (33 rpm)
Digital Download Included
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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.