James Black of Finger eleven is offering a free download of his new song ” Man From Mars
James wields a mighty axe when he steps on stage with Finger Eleven. With his new solo album, Moon Boot Cocoon, out digitally today (Written In Black Inc.), he proves he can wield an entire musical experience, all on his own! The space vs. man themed Moon Boot Cocoon is James’ first solo effort, a showcase of myriad sounds and influences that make James a unique solo artist. ETCanada.com premiered the video for the jangly, funk influenced Man From Mars yesterday and today James has posted the acoustic, hauntingly lonely and beautiful The Gravity for a listen! Watch for solo shows to be announced soon.Over the years, Finger Eleven’s creative diversity has allowed him to showcase and explore much of his musical sphere there is still more to be discovered. But this sphere, like the moon in the night sky, has an entire side that the world has never been able to see – until now. Now he emerges from the Moon Boot Cocoon.
“We took every song to the moon and back, to Mars and back, and around Saturn twice. We went in every direction we possibly could with this music.”– James Black
With Black playing nearly ever instrument on the record, Moon Boot Cocoon is truly a DIY exploration of his talents as a singer and songwriter brought to life in a natural expansion of his craft. Much like the movement of the universe into the unknown space around it, Moon Boot Cocoon emerges, created from nothing and yet somehow occupying the perfect space it seems foretold to inhabit.