Close Kicks


  1. 1.
    You Made It Home
  2. 2.
    The House We Built
Darryl James a.k.a “Close Kicks'' is an award winning artist that crafts powerful songs infused with aspiring themes.
While spending the past 10 years with The Strumbellas, James has also been honing his craft as an artist that can write, produce, mix and collaborate across genres. Being recently signed as an artist to the infamous record label Glassnote Records and tech giant publishing company, Kobalt Music Publishing, James sits with a powerful team to begin propelling his musical career into any direction.

“Close Kicks represents the connection when two or more artists bring out the very best of each other’s talents to create something extraordinary“, says James.

James' first 2 singles, The House We Built and You Made It Home are a testament to his personal growth as an artist and a collaborator. Written with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), and Jim Roach respectively, Close Kicks has already seen his music featured on top streaming playlists and synch placements with MLB and NHLAA.
A two-time Juno Award winner and iHeart Music Award Winner, James has written over 150 songs, co-written songs with The Strumbellas (Spirits, Greatest Enemy, We Don't Know) as well other critically acclaimed artists including Jessica Mitchell (Céline Dion), Derek Hoffman (Arkells, The Elwins) Keith Varon (Machine Gun Kelly, jxdn), and Grammy Nominated Songwriter - Erika Nuri Taylor (Fantasia - When I See U).


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