The Floridian band's latest single is a "anthem of hope, determination and strength."
The Sons of James marry old-and new school influences on the new track, with 90s skate punk and contemporary leaning pop-punk adorning the new track.
Speaking on the track, drummer Steven Blair shares: “Boswell is an anthem of hope, determination and strength. There’s a lot of backstory’s to this song that stem across a lot of different peoples lives. From overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, losing everything that one has built and worked for over a life time, to some that have given most of their lives to reach goals that haven’t been achieved yet and often feel like they won’t, Boswell reinforces the will to never give up and never let go.”
Coming together with a passion for punk and hardcore, and to honor an old friend, The Sons of James have had to tackle more obstacles than most. It’s perhaps no surprise their infectious brand of melodic punk is abundant with grit and candour, amidst the barrage of hooks and high-octane delivery.
The band’s moniker is a nod to fallen friend Kyle James, who was a member of an early iteration of the band and a respected member of the local music scene. James’ loss both devastated and catalysed the reunion of old high school friends Steve Blair and Sean Attwater, who along with original vocalist Morgan Moore brought to life The Sons of James.
020 debut album Traverse was recorded with Jesse Cannon (Brand New, Basement, The Cure) and saw the rockers find their feet with a high-energy, late-90’s inspired brand of melodic skate punk, moulded on the likes of The Offspring, Lagwagon and blink-182.
Consistent shows across Florida and a growing reputation for a high-octane live set have seen The Sons of James pick up a small but loyal army of fans across the region. A raft of support slots, including for Uncle Kraker, further solidified the band’s reputation as a highly diligent emergent in the Sunshine State.
Following on from summer singles “Real Me” and “All They Told You”, “Boswell” is a gripping journey of punchy guitars and resonating choruses; a track rooted in the now, whilst proudly displaying it’s throwback heritage. A reminder better times on on the way.
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