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James Blunt has today revealed the beautifully uplifting new track, ‘Champions’, the second track to be taken from his upcoming sixth studio album ‘Once Upon A Mind’ – out October 25th on Atlantic Records.
Listen to ‘Champions’ HERE
To coincide with the release, James has also unveiled an acoustic performance of ‘Champions’. Filmed at The Pool Studio in London, James and his band perform a captivatingly beautiful stripped back version. Speaking of the heartfelt track he said “Either we win this thing together, or we die alone. I believe in us”.
James will also head out on a major UK and European tour including a must-see show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 7th. James plays the following UK shows.
Fri 14th BIRMINGHAM, Arena Birmingham
Sat 15th MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Sun 16th HULL, Bonus Arena
Mon 17th NEWCASTLE, Utilita Arena
Wed 19th GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo
Thurs 20th NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Arena
Fri 21st CARDIFF, Cardiff Arena
Sat 22nd BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Tues 7th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
News of James’ new album has been met with huge support across the board from fans and media alike. Following an outpouring of love on social media, he took to The One Show on BBC One to perform a stunning acoustic version of ‘Cold’, complete with a Gospel Choir.
On the new album, James has worked with a variety of producers including Steve Robson, Jimmy Hogarth and TMS. Highlights are many and include the poignant ballad ‘Monsters’, the pop swagger of ‘5 Miles’ and the country tinged ‘Halfway.’ There’s a warmth that permeates the entire album, and a real sense of personality.
James Blunt released that classic first album, ‘Back To Bedlam’, in the autumn of 2004 and soon after the single ‘You’re Beautiful’ became a global smash hit. He has sold over 23 million albums and has showcased his wit and charm more recently with his always engaging twitter account.