James Taylor-Watts (born October 27, 1997) is a British singer-songwriter. He uses the stage name of James TW. From 2010 on, James posted cover and original songs on his YouTube channel. Shawn Mendes took notice of James in early 2015 and recommended him to his record label. In summer 2015, James announced that he signed a contract with Island Records. On April 15, 2016, James released his debut EP titled First Impressions.