now streaming worldwide
Zachary James (vocals & keyboards)
King Marino (vocals)
Artem Koryapin (brass)
Megan Nielson (vocals)
Frederick Poholek (guitar)
Mario D’Amario (accordion)
Amine Naami (guitar)
Eduardo Espin (ukelele)
Miladin Stojković (bass)
Yuri De Guzman (vocal percussion)
Yi-Chen Jane Lin (keyboards)
Philip Isah (keyboards)
cover art by Natan Mettugi
Makes you wonder why we aren’t getting a full-length original album from Zachary James right now, if this is the zone he’s in.
nostalgically familiar yet ethereally original
a complete body of art
There is so much to sink your teeth into
soaring vocal performance
A whirlwind of sound
I've been listening to this album on repeat
music that defies genre
the industry has been put on notice
Daily Music Spin
one of the most creative albums I have listened to this year.
this whole collection is the work of magic
this is music from another planet and we are just lucky he decided to share it here on earth!
James admits that he wanted to challenge himself out of his genre and the result is something spectacular
“Intergalactic”, is a rare breed, in the way that it combines so many different influences into a kaleidoscopic and colorful format. This musician is a true master at leaping forward when it comes to exploring new ideas. This is the sound of an artist who dreams big…so much creativity and vibe!
The Bandcamp Diaries
Courtesy Bryan Buttler Media Relations:
GRAMMY Award Winning Artist
Releases Newest Recording
A cover album fantasia, featuring the hits of Madonna, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Lil Nas X, and more
New York, NY: Multi-hyphenate musician and actor Zachary James, known for his work on Broadway, opera, TV, film, and more, releases his most personal recording yet this December with INTERGALACTIC, a cover album fantasia. The project adds yet another dimension to the incredibly diverse GRAMMY-winning artist’s talents, adding the titles of producer, arranger, composer, and pianist to the ever evolving list. INTERGALACTIC drops December 7 anywhere music is streamed.
“I see INTERGALACTIC as my public ‘coming out’ as a music creator on all fronts–performer, writer, arranger, and producer,” notes James. “My musical beginnings started when I was a competition-level child pianist back in Florida. I studied classical and jazz piano and percussion in college while pursuing theatre and voice studies. All of these years later, after an incredible career on stages across the world, it was important to go back to my roots with this album, which celebrates some of my favorite songs and musical collaborators.”
Never one to shy away from a challenge, or a wide span of genres, James’ newest double-length recording features original cover songs arranged and performed by James himself, along with an array of special collaborative guests. Listeners will recognize James’ otherworldly reimaginings of Madonna’s “Hung Up,” Miley Cyrus’ “Slide Away,” Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” Drake’s “Fake Love” Mariah Carey’s “Cry,” RuPaul’s “Blessed,” Justin Bieber’s “Yummy,” Mika’s “Happy Ending,” Lil Nas X’s “Am I Dreaming,” David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Roses,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving,” Finneas’ “The 90s,” Ashley Park’s “Mon Soleil” from Emily in Paris, and more.
The album ends with a James’ original, “Here I Come” featuring American rapper King Marino and German multi brass instrumentalist Artem Koryapin. Other featured artists include operatic soprano Megan Nielson, guitarist Frederick Poholek, Italian accordionist Mario D’Amario, French rapper Mondamoiseau, Moroccan guitarist Amine Naami, Mexican ukuleleist Eduardo Espin, Serbian bassist Miladin Stojković Filipino vocal percussionist, Yuri De Guzman, Taiwanese pianist Yi-Chen Jane Lin, and Nigerian pianist Philip Isah. The album was recorded in a variety of cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Omaha, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
James, a 2022 Grammy Award winner for Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at the Metropolitan Opera, was named BroadwayWorld’s “Vocalist of the Decade,”Classical Post’s “Most Innovative Artist,” and Verismo Magazine’s Breakout Artist of the Year. He is among Opera Wire’s “30 Most Influential LGBTQ+ Artists.” In addition to his numerous opera appearances at major world opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, LA Opera, and English National Opera, James created the role of Lurch in The Addams Family on Broadway and appeared in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center. On screen, James has appeared on HBO’s Succession, Law & Order: Organized Crime, The Blacklist, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Murphy Brown.
His previous albums received wide critical acclaim, including Call Out (a visual collection of works composed by female composers), Zachary James On Broadway, Exordium, Impossible Dream, and Wonder & Joy.