Editors’ Notes Mitch James’ story reads like a Hollywood movie. The New Zealander washed cars to fund a one-way ticket to London to pursue music, and ended up busking and playing more than 200 shows around the UK and Europe. He was also left homeless for a few months, robbed, and beaten up before his music was eventually discovered online, ultimately leading to his debut LP. His tender voice and guitar-based melodies call to mind the heartfelt acoustic pop of Ed Sheeran, with the singer drawing on heartache (“Apologise”) and real-life events (“21,” a nostalgic look back at his life in New Zealand) for lyrical inspiration.

SONG
21
1
3:21
 
Old News
2
3:50
 
Can't Help Myself
3
3:30
 
Bright Blue Skies
4
3:02
 
Apologise
5
3:54
 
No Getting Older
6
3:51
 
One More
7
4:16
 
It Ain't Helping
8
3:52
 
Lay It On the Line
9
3:05
 
Got Today
10
3:24
 
No Fixed Abode
11
3:24
 
All the Ways To Say Goodbye
12
3:05
 
Move On
13
3:00
 
Saving Time
14
2:50
 

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