We had the great pleasure of sitting down with former BTS cover star, James TW to discuss his debut album, Chapters and his journey as an artist. His success didn’t happen overnight; it took a lot of hard work to get him to where he is today. After being noticed by fellow pop star Shawn Mendes, James TW had the chance to head out and open the show for Mendes on his world tour.
The 12 track record, Chapters showcases James as not only an artist, but who he is as a person. He added genuine, emotional stories into the record, which makes it as raw and honest as any album could be. The album cover features 12 pictures and each picture represents a “sticker” for each of the tracks featured on the album. He wanted to venture out from others and do something different, “I liked the idea that every song had this badge. When we released them, month by month, they had these little stickers to represent each song. I always wanted the stickers to be the tracklist on the back instead of words or just fit it on the front. We tried so many different things. I don’t want to just stick a picture of my face on my albums. I like the artistic side,” James said. Having that visual for each song is a cool thing to see because its like image and word association. You see the suitcase and think of the track titled “Suitcase”, it’s the same with the sticker of a camera, which makes you think of the track, “Big Picture”. It’s one of the most unique things an artist could do with their album cover.
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