James Hersey is an Austrian-American pop singer and songwriter from Vienna.
Hersey learned to play percussion and cello in his youth before switching to guitar. He played in punk rock bands and sang in a high school choir before switching to popular music, releasing his debut EP in 2010. He signed with Glassnote Records in 2012. He scored two hits in Austria and Germany - "How Hard I Try", with Filous, reached #96 in Germany and #33 in Austria in 2015, and "Miss You" reached #90 in Germany and #61 in Austria in 2016. He also was featured on the track "Coming Over" by Dillon Francis and Kygo, which reached #40 in the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart and #1 on the Dance/Club Play chart. "Miss You" and "Coming Over" were both described by Billboard as "generating millions of plays" on the streaming service Spotify.