unnamed (4)Ahead of the release of her new EP later this year, Newcastle singer-songwriter Kristy James has put out a new single, ‘Dark Sunglasses’. It’s a driving country-rock tune about bad behaviour and its consequences.

James’s first EP achieved a #2 spot on the iTunes chart and had a further two iTunes #2 Singles. In 2016 she was named a Top 5 finalist in the Musicoz Australian Independent Music country section and in the same year won the 2016 Australian Songwriters Association Awards. That same year she was also awarded the PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company Of Australia) Best Live Performance Award.

In 2017, Kristy yet again won the Country section of the 2017 Australian Songwriters Association Awards with her original song ‘Take Me Down’, and followed that by once more winning the 2017 PPCA Best Live Performance Award.

James’s pedigree is evident in ‘Dark Sunglasses’, which tells a compelling story in a tight time frame and it is delivered with assurance and command. I’m looking forward to finding out what’s on the rest of the EP.

Watch ‘Dark Sunglasses’ below:

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