Discover Lorna James’ Top 10 Favorite Tracks and Musical Influences


Renowned pianist, Composer and Producer Lorna James has ventured into the realm of Electronic music, showcasing her unique sound and talents in her latest 9-track album, ‘Stratosphere,’ which showcases her take on Ambient music with captivating soundscapes. With a solid foundation in Classical music, Lorna James explores genres like House, Deep House, and Progressive House, in her productions; and today, we present the Top 10 Tracks that resonate with Lorna James as personal favorites. 

Chicane – Saltwater 

Chicane is one of my biggest musical influences. I still remember to this day, exactly where I was when I heard Saltwater for the first time. Growing up, my mother loved Clannad, and I love all kinds of Dance music – to hear the two together was magical. 

Reflekt feat Delline Bass – Need to feel loved (Adam K & Soha Vocal Mix) 

When this track was first released, I wasn’t listening to a lot of music and to my shame, it passed me by completely. When I first heard it, which wasn’t that long ago, I stopped what I was doing and just listened, and was completely captivated. It remains one of the best tracks I’ve ever heard. 

Che-Yung – Waterbreathing 

This is a 2022 release which I listened to for months on repeat. It’s a stunning masterpiece of a Deep House production and if you haven’t heard it before, please listen to it! 

Cubic 22 – Night in Motion 

Another one I had on repeat back in the day (showing my age now haha!) It’s a proper old rave tune, with all the elements I love: drums, strings, synths and of course some fantastic piano. 

Jaytech – Zulu (Original Mix) 

This instrumental track is feel good vibes all the way through and I really love the atmospheric breakdown. You don’t necessarily need vocals to feel energized with positivity! 

Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Just The Way It Is  

I have always been a huge fan of Bruce Hornsby’s piano and this is a great example; ‘Just the way it is’ reflects the work I do every day in my role, as a civil rights lawyer (when I’m not making music!). 

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending 

This is one of the most breathtaking and dreamy pieces of classical music, which I must have listened to, thousands of times, over the years. It makes me think – and I think many people agree – of peaceful, beautiful, rolling, English countryside scenes. It was composed in 1914, just before the start of WW1, so the timing makes it so much more poignant.  

Hans Zimmer – Maestro (The Holiday) 

Another uplifting classical instrumental piece with piano and soaring strings. It reminds me of children playing, and you can’t help, but feel joy when you listen to it. 

Don Henley – The End of the Innocence 

A song about divorce, tragedy, and ‘what have we become?’ – but it’s a gorgeous reflective song, which I think reminds you to go back to simplicity and choose love in a world of turmoil.  

London Grammar – Big Picture 

A heartbreak song which is lyrically beautiful; I really love the way that London Grammar builds huge atmospheres and tension into their songs. I could have chosen several London Grammar songs to be included in this list! 

We express our thanks to Lorna for sharing with us her ‘Top 10 Favorites’. For the latest updates on Lorna James’ music releases and upcoming projects, follow her on social media, as the release of her album ‘Stratosphere’ marked the start of a promising journey for this dynamic and talented female Electronic producer in 2024.  

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