Maurice James, the soulful singer-songwriter from Chicago, returned to his roots with the release of “Ocean View” on January 19, 2024. Growing up as the son of a Baptist pastor, Maurice found solace and inspiration within the walls of his church sanctuary, where he developed his unique and soulful sound with a baby grand piano.
“Ocean View” transports listeners to an almost celestial space where the singer confronts the unknown while reconciling with his past. The song’s minimalist ambiance perfectly complements its introspective nature, allowing Maurice’s voice and lyrics to shine with clarity and emotion.
Having recently returned to Chicago from Los Angeles, the artist’s return to his hometown is reflected in the raw, personal style of “Ocean View”. Meticulous production and crystal-clear sound engineering enhance the overall listening experience, inviting the audience to fully immerse themselves in Maurice’s musical journey.
The songwriter strongly believes in the power of music to unite and heal, and “Ocean View” is a testament to that belief. With his soulful melodies and evocative storytelling, Maurice takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery and reflection.
With previous releases like “Rare View” and “Angels Exist,” Maurice has demonstrated his ability to captivate audiences with his genre-bending style and heartfelt lyricism.
“Ocean View” is now available on all major streaming platforms, offering listeners the opportunity to experience Maurice James’ profound musical journey. As he continues to evolve as an artist, Maurice transmits a message of hope, unity, and solace in the world of music.
Listen to “Ocean View” below!