Nightingale (single)

from Doubt by James Summerfield



From the forthcoming album, ‘Doubt’ is James’ 6th studio album.

The new album, ’Doubt’ began one year prior to James’ son’s introduction to the world. However, things were far from straight forward, and this experience significantly impacted on the direction of the material. As things improved, although little Thomas Summerfield’s constant demand for affection/attention ultimately slowed the writing and recording process down, thinking time increased. “Much of the instrumentation for the album was written and recorded in my head whilst waiting for Thomas to eat, sleep and wriggle around. This made studio time very straight forward” James Summerfield.

With lashings of lap steel, girl/boy duets and the occasional West-Coast groove, ‘Doubt’ is most likely to be filed as ‘alt-country’. “I stuck to what I think I’m best at: blending contemporary/traditional Americana and indie, experimenting with noise to create sound-scapes and writing hooks” James Summerfield.



We’ll be here when you’re playing,
We’ll be waiting when you’re gone
We’ll run to you when you’re tearful,
Sick, or feel as though something’s wrong.

Wait on your stomach, wait on your song,
Promise to stay selfish then we’ll remain strong.

Yip and growl when we’re sleeping
like the wolves at full moon.
Clings to me as though ivy,
won’t go down anytime soon.

Wait on your comfort; wait on your dream,
Promise to stay selfish then maybe you’ll sleep.

Everytime you turn around, we’ll still be there.
How can I deny those sweet blue eyes?
Blues eyes x4

Like a perforated drum skin
Subdued but unbeated.
Theb the fever comes rising,
We’re fielding the spew.

Wait on your mess,
You’re tight to out chest,
Just wish we could take on your pain and distress.

Everytime you turn around, we’ll still be there.
How can I deny those sweet blue eyes?
Blues eyes x4


from Doubt, track released September 15, 2017
James Summerfield- written, performed and produced
Richard Pharaoh- drums
Immi Paterson - vocals
Katharine Griffiths- strings


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From "Analogue Tales: Sounds from Arden", the new album by James Summerfield, released on Commercially Inviable Records, 22nd June 2015. Available on vinyl, CD and download. ... more

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