Jim Seem

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Dandelion Communitea Cafe says
The guys at the bar continue talking but the women’s eyes intently watch Jim Seem as he sings about being a leg man. His buttery voice absorbs the bar crowd as he moves on to his next song about a marriage proposal.
It’s his mix of witty banter, R&B beats and folksy melodies that give Seem a stage presence that demands his audience’s—or at least his female audience’s—undivided attention. And contrary to the undone buttons on his shirt, Seem isn’t interested in just playing the role of a lusty heartthrob. His lyrics cut to the core of human desire, longing and love.

“I think that intimacy is a gateway or a metaphor for life in general. If you got that down and can be close to people in that way, I feel like you can be close to people in any way,” Seems said.

The Asheville, N.C., musician grew up in the Midwest where he discovered Rastafarianism, skate boarding and punk rock against the backdrop of farm dances, catholic mass and flat plains.

It was 90s R&B and hip-hop that had a profound impact on the 30-year-old acoustic artist who idolized artists such as D’Angelo, Jodeci and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Seem admits that it can take up to five years before he finishes writing a song, which is why his upcoming album is his most personal work to date. While his 2007 self-titled album painted vivid portraits of lover’s bedrooms and moments between the sheets with songs like “Let’s Be Easy,” and “One Day We Will Have Our Own,” his new album offers a mature voice on heartache and love. Seem has spent the last few years on a gritty and raw odyssey where the bathroom stalls of sweaty nightclubs, sleazy Midwest hotels and Maui’s beaches served as his canvas. With more experiences under his belt, Seem is unafraid to put his heart on the line and explore elements of loneliness, depravity and lust.

“I’ve written all these songs on the run,” Seem said. “There wasn’t any time to sit with my guitar in a room all day writing. I love that about these songs and I think it makes them so much better.”

For upcoming tour dates and updates on his new album, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/jimseem or follow Jimseemmusic on Twitter.
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By: Dandelion Communitea Cafe

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