Drummer/vocalist and Philly native James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse shares the “In Between Times” for his latest single
The role of keeping time behind the drums can transform a song into a rapid fire funky jam or a smooth reggae ballad. James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse grew up in one of music’s hot beds in Philadelphia, the city that has housed The Roots, Boyz II Men and Bilal. He was also educated in the city of brotherly love, studying both sides of the industry in performance and technology. Many superstars from Pharrell Williams to Kelly Clarkson have benefited from his time keeping. Yet with all that natural talent running in his veins, Rouse spread that musical genius all over his full-length band leading debut in 2012, Conversations in Analog, Vol. 1, bridging fusion jazz with deep funk passages and dashes of hip-hop and reggae.
On his latest single, the soul/pop flavored, “In Between Times,” Rouse sings about love’s benefits during the lean times: “With life’s ups and downs/ Sometimes it’s just hard to wear a smile/But to know your love is there…” Rouse’s tenor backed by a crisp arrangement of glistening guitars, synthesizers. and, of course his steady drumming, set the tone for this encouraging message wrapped in raw brotherly love.
Check out “In Between Times” (Purpose Music Group/NIA Music Distribution) on most digital outlets.
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