Best known for a range of projects, from Busted to Son of Dork to writing various musicals, James Bourne is at heart a singer-songwriter. And yet its only now that hes stepping out as a solo artist in his own right, with his debut album Safe Journey Home.
Not that Safe Journey Home is anything like a Busted record. Instead its an expression of Bournes lifes journey through music, and a celebration of the classic songcraft that has informed everything he has put his name to. It echoes the timeless songwriting of the Laurel Canyon scene through to modern alternative rock. At times you can hear a country twang flavoured by his time spent in Nashville, at others lyrical references to NYC and LA. Its also bold enough to feature some audacious ideas that are perfectly suited to a solo project.