At just 19 years old, Jvck James is already as slick as can be: from his butter-smooth tunes to his effortless style - he’s a fully-formed musical dream. East-London born and bred, you can hear that native nature breaking through the blend of international influences: from D’Angelo to Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean to Khalid, his diverse inspirations and vibrant individuality amalgamate into an innovative new sound.
At nine years old I sang at my Grandma’s birthday, and I feel like that was my first public event! But I got a good response, and I kind of knew from there that I wanted to carry on doing this. I started to release a few covers online and that went well. I didn’t really understand it back then but I feel like I knew at that young of an age that it was for me.
Yeah definitely. I was brought up in church, so my mum and dad played a lot of gospel music. My dad also played reggae music. I’m the youngest in my family so my older brother and sister’s music would be around too, a lot of R&B. I feel like I was brought up with a really good mix of music: both UK and US artists from plenty of genres too.
Fresh, essential and unapologetic. I wear my heart on my sleeve in my music, I throw in my thoughts and emotions and let it all out.
I get inspired by all kinds of people. If I see someone walking down the street who is well dressed I’ll stop and tell them that they look dope. So people are my style icons.
Ooh I like this question. Right, Voodoo by D’Angelo. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Off the Wall by Michael Jackson. A Seat at the Table by Solange. And finally, Because the Internet by Childish Gambino.