James Bourne Interview | New Solo Album ‘Safe Journey Home’

JAMES BOURNE is getting ready to release his new solo album Safe Journey Home. James is best known for being the founder of Busted and Son of Dork. We caught up with James Bourne to talk about his new solo album.

AC: Let’s talk about your new album. What does this body of work mean to you?

JAMES BOURNE – It means a lot! It’s the first solo album I’ve made so it’s very exciting to have some music coming out that represents me by myself.

AC: What about outside of the studio?

JAMES BOURNE – I don’t like walking into dark houses.

AC: Where does the creation of a song begin for you?

JAMES BOURNE – In my mind. Normally an experience will lead to a lyric that will lead to music.

AC: Who do you feel inspired by in the music industry?

JAMES BOURNE – At the moment it’s J.S. Ondara.

AC: As a music artist, what are you still trying to learn?

JAMES BOURNE – I’d like to be better at going live and communicating with people through social media. I’m terrible at it.

AC: How important is social media to you right now?

JAMES BOURNE – Right now it’s very Important and I don’t see that changing.

AC: What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had this past year?

JAMES BOURNE – Because of the pandemic we’ve taken a violent leap forward. Oculus Quest headsets are sold out everywhere. We’ve become even more dependant on the things that separate us from the past. Like the internet and other related technology.

AC: What makes you feel nostalgic?

JAMES BOURNE – A good song will do that easily.

AC: What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?

JAMES BOURNE – It’s probably going to be VR like Ready Player One. I wish we could have two worlds. Analogue and digital.

James Bourne’s new album Safe Journey Home is out October 23rd