Because I'm A Giant is an album that from its original conception was ambitious in scope, it features 18 songs and was recorded over a period of three and a half years between 2015-2018.
It was the product of Elijah travelling around with a backpack full of borrowed microphones to various musicians/friends houses to track the parts he’d imagined/written. Although there's no overriding concept to the album, Elijah was focussing on writing songs with narratives and creating characters with rich personalities and backgrounds. Its intent is an atmospheric and poignant journey through the magnificent highs and the necessary lows of growing up. Elijah weaves a plethora of musical styles from indie, rock, folk, pop and incorporates over 25 different acoustic/electric instruments with themes and emotions everybody’s experienced at one point or another in their life.
released June 9, 2019
All songs written, arranged and produced by Elijah James
Recorded by Tom Roach and Elijah James
at Elevator Studios and Nightmare Studios
drums recorded at Canvas Sound with thanks to Connor Dickson
Mixed by Tom Roach
Mastered by Tom Woodhead
James Cudworth - Electric Guitar on track 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, Saxophone on track 1, 18, Clarinet on track 1, 10, Flute on track 1, 10, Banjo on track 7, Mandolin on track 1, Synth on track 18, Bass on track 15, Drums on track 4, 14, Percussion on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, Djembe on track 2
Simon Bill Gelling - Electric Guitar on track 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 18, Backing Vocals on track 1, 4, 5, 13, 18
Elijah James writes spellbinding songs, brought to life
with his rich baritone vocal. His main focus is on creating complete, and expansive albums from start to finish. With a passion for songwriting, Elijah focuses mainly on deeply thought-out, captivating lyrics, to deliver his unique style of writing....more