Back in April, 3X-Grammy Nominated Musician, and Billboard Charting Recording Artist James Worthy teased his first official single “In The Dark” from his highly-anticipated debut studio album, “Once A Fairytale,” due for release this summer.

Today, Worthy released the video for “In The Dark”, which speaks on the fictional, and non-fictional displays of making love “In The Dark” as a metaphor intriguing listeners to spice up their relationships by going beyond the norms of typical romance. 

The New York native has certainly been busy throughout the pandemic, emphasizing the ongoing need to continue growing the New York hip-hop culture. Worthy certainly has a background worth boasting about, given the numerous musical icons he’s come across and worked with such as Justin Bieber, 6LACK, Truth Hurts, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Fetty Wap, PM Dawn, J. Holiday, Drag-On, Kurupt, Frankie Beverly, Robin S., among countless others. 

At age 11, Worthy’s musical journey began after having the pleasure of meeting the (late) King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson backstage at Webster Hall. One of his fondest memories of that experience was Jackson telling him that he would one day be influential in the entertainment industry.

“I always forget which award [Jackson] was accepting, but at the end of the event, we had a chance to meet him backstage in the greenroom. It was such a humbling experience to meet one of your idols. That moment solidified that I wanted to be in the music business.”

The Jackson co-sign secured the young star’s passion for music, and a destiny fulfilled, with Worthy later cementing his footprint in the music industry as a record producer and songwriter.

“It’s always been the genre that brought out the most emotion in me,” Worthy told True Hollywood Talk. “Melody, arrangements, harmonies, and tones are what drew me in the most. I actually think music today is quite creative and interesting, with the sense of genre-bending going on. Not all of it is quality music, but I do respect the aspect of opening the envelopes of what music can sound like in different ways. I do it myself quite often.”

About the Album

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“Each song shows a different real-life scenario, which compiles the album into one entire storyline. [This new single] is just one story that a man or female can relate to in their relationships, with the sound of the track playing a part too, due to the darkness in the production. This, you will find, will correlate to the mood of the album. I’m excited for the world to hear it!”

“In The Dark” is now available to stream on all platforms.