Monday, January 30, 2017



New York-based soul-pop singer Parson James kicks 2017 off right with the release of a “Sad Song” Remix EP, featuring three new rousing reworkings of his 2016 single of the same name.

Republic Records recording artist Maty Noyes features on the EP’s lead remix by Domincan-DJ/producers LASH (Charlie Puth, Ryn Weaver, Lost Kings), while LA-based duo Ossian and Olympic Gold Medal-winning British diver-turned producer/DJ Chris Mears round out the collection, each injecting new life into Parson’s soulful track.

Released last fall, “Sad Song” was written by Parson James and produced by Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Icona Pop, Zara Larsson). The South Carolina-born singer-songwriter made his morning show debut last November on NBC’s Today Show, performing a stirring rendition of his infectious pop gem for hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda, as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. Click HERE to watch.

"Sad Song is a record for anyone and everyone who has been in the tricky position of sacrificing their own happiness for someone else’s.” Explains the 24-year-old songwriter and performer. He continues. “There is true power in realizing your worth and owning it. And even more power in accepting the fact that sometimes, that person you think you are in love with, is just simply not good enough for you.”

2016 was a breakout year for Parson James, following the release of his debut THE TEMPLE EP, which entered the Top 10 of the official iTunes pop charts last summer. Touted as an Artist to Watch by Spotify, based on their listeners’ streaming habits and the official Viral Charts he made his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing the EP’s title track, “Temple” alongside the LGBT Lavender Light Choir. Parson James’ incredible music and signature sound also made a surprise prime time television appearance, this time with his stunning ballad “Waiting Game” – also taken from THE TEMPLE EP – when it was performed live by contestant finalist Trent Harmon on FOX’s American Idol.

Parson James ended 2016 on a high note, with an exhilarating headline show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. While he is busy working on his debut album, 2017 is certain to be a big one for the 24-year old singer, with both V Magazine and Teen Vogue calling him an “Artist to Watch in 2017.”

Be sure to tune into SIRIUS/XM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio with Larry Flick for a live interview with Parson James on Monday, January 25th at 3PM local time.