Southern soul-pop artist Parson James premieres his new single “Temple,” an insightful tune that tells James’ truth.
With heavy religious undertones and tales from the deep-south, Parson draws inspiration from his life growing up amongst the Bible belt as an openly gay teen in a bi-racial family. Subject to criticism and isolation in his hometown, Parson sought solace in his songwriting, and “Temple” explores such experiences and reflections.
“Oh Lordy / They’re whispering my name now, putting it to flames now / Oh Lordy / What is it that I’ve done to become the bad one?,” he sings on the first verse.
“Temple” is featured on the upcoming “Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 56” which is available now. The song follows James’ previous single “Stole The Show,” which he performed with Norwegian DJ wunderkind Kygo on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Parson James is working on his debut album. Purchase "Temple" on iTunes above!