Grammy nominated Saxophonist Boney James has joined forces with R&B songbird Avery*Sunshine for his new single “Honestly.” The raw and soulful tune is the title track to James’ upcoming 16th studio album that drops on September 1.
James was inspired to work with Sunshine after hearing her number one single “Call My Name.”
“I heard her at a festival we were both playing and then I heard her #1 single ‘Call My Name’ on the radio. I was instantly a fan and just waiting for the right song for us to collaborate,” James said in a press release.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the title of his new album, James said, “I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed. With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy.
He continued, “The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”
Honestly consists of 10 tracks including a feature from R&B crooner Eric Roberson.
Listen to “Honestly” below.