Somewhere between the explosion and the shelter, there is San James, a humble monument to the lost battles and to the victorious wars; to the hearts destroyed along the way and to the courage it takes to keep swimming, even when the river is burning. Songs to document our infinite capacity for love and hate, perhaps.
The Montreal native’s new single, “Otherwise,” came from a difficult period where she was struggling with depression and anxiety, and hadn\’t written a song in quite a while. The inspiration for “Otherwise” came suddenly, as if something had been waiting for a long time to express itself. In less than thirty minutes, San James had written the lyrics to a very special song – she knew that.