“The album is an appeal to emotion, a way of bringing the listener in, to evoke an empathetic response, this is my interpretation of stories. The stories are not the focus, but the piano assimilation is, as the album is about viewpoint, opinion and perspective.”
Perspective is something Heather has in abundance; he nearly died in a traumatic road accident, leaving him in a coma. “When I eventually started to recover I began taking my musical sketches more seriously. I found a salvation channeling my feelings into compositions.”
James Heather is one of the new school set of ‘post classical’ artists flourishing in the wake of the steady but recently accelerated success of figureheads like Max Richter, Mica Levi and the wider public’s overdue but now burgeoning relationship with this genre.