Gifted songwriter of eloquent lyrics, folk rock-tinged sound
“Spindly guitar lines and winding melodies create a yearning, searching tone, one matched by the deep empathy at the core of Downes’ lyrics.”
- Under the Radar
“‘Safe on the Run’ delivers with that Neil Young-esque vibe that quenches the thirst, of our most inner trepidations. A collab with an exuberant result. Indeed.”
- Come Here Floy
Tyler Rehm, Agent
Life is a gift and we must protect it with fire, laughter, and good lyrics. With the combination of pointed, playful narratives and nostalgic indie/folk sensibilities, the music of Haunted Continents (solo project of CT-based troubadour James A.M. Downes) is a smirking middle finger to the vapid parts of modern life, and at the same time, an open palm to anyone who loves love but breaks out in hives when surrounded by the herd.