The Artist: Indie rocker Hawker M. James, a.k.a. Mikey James, formerly the drummer for the band Longwave.
The Song: “Manifest Destiny,” from the upcoming album Phases.
Fun Fact: James is releasing a new track from Phases every time there’s a full moon. Don’t believe us? Check outside your window.
Songwriter Says: “Sometimes I write these unadulterated singer songwriter bits, that I really like but never release. They make up a decent part of my writing. I feel like at this point I’m free, and ‘secure’ enough in my songwriting to show this kind of thing. It’s certainly an extension of my Schmilsson, Hunky Dory, #1 Record obsessions. Maybe even some Noel Gallagher schmaltzin’…”