If you aren’t familiar with the name Luke James, now is the time to pay attention. We have been featuring the emerging artist for some time now, and strongly believe he is one of the top artists to watch in 2012. James just released his first solo project, a free EP titled “#Luke” (Get It Here), and a simplistic but emotional video for his debut single “I Want You.” Luke is a New Orleans resident, he was previously in a group named Luke & Q, signed to Clive Davis’ J Records, through production team The Underdogs. When that fell through, Luke pursued songwriting, which recently lead to a solo artist deal through Mercury/Island Def Jam, through producer Danjahandz.
We recently had a very candid interview with Luke, where he spoke to us about his debut single “I Want You,” working with Beyonce and Melanie Fiona, his new EP, forthcoming debut album, what high school was like for him, how to impress woman, and more. (It’s a little bit of a lengthy read, but its worth it). Check it out below.