” By Your Side ” is by James Bakian, a young singer-songwriter from the United Kingdom. The song was written by James with production by Ross O’Reilly, who has worked with many artists including Kele Le Roc, One Direction, JLS and James Morrison. The 13 year old musician and singer-songwriter lives, eats and breathes music.
He has been singing for as long as he can remember, he took his first steps into the world of songwriting when he wrote ” Oh Baby ” at the age of just six. James began piano lessons a year later and continued to practice over the years.
Taking inspiration from artists like Adam Levine and Maroon 5, he began to write. Although James has developed his own style, he likes to listen to and gain inspiration from, the likes of Charlie Puth, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Selena Gomez, Adele, Justin Bieber and Drake.
When a song comes to James, he sits at his piano and forms a melody, from there the lyrics for his next song just flow. He tends to write mostly about love and heartbreak, giving his songs a universal appeal and lyrics many can relate to.
” By Your Side ” was written by James in July of 2016 at the age of 12. Lyrically the song is about ” being there for someone and being willing to protect them and stay with them no matter what. ”
The song was written because James liked a girl and felt the best way to show her how much he liked her, using his talent as a songwriter, he set about composing and writing the lyrics, ending with ” By Your Side “.
The accompanying music video was filmed in James’s living room in the summer of 2016, directed and edited by his older brother, Daniel.
This song and another of James’s compositions made it through to the semi-finals of the 2016 UKSongwriting Contest. His dream is to keep writing and performing and one day embark on a World tour.
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