Following the beautifully uplifting ‘Champions’, James Blunt today releases the touching ‘I Told You’, the third track to be taken from his highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Once Upon A Mind’ – out October 25th on Atlantic Records.
Stream and download ‘I Told You’ here.
Described by James as a “hymn to his sons”, ‘I Told You’ is a memorable and deeply moving track from a loyal father to his growing-up-too-quickly children.
“Hymn is a great word,” James reflects. “When I realised that things were going on at the older end of my family, with my father, I looked at my children and thought: these are things I need to say to you. We need to live every moment to the full, and celebrate the relationships we have. That’s what this song is about: it’s a celebration, with a dash of melancholy.”
Watch the lyric video for ‘I Told You’:
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.
Visit James Blunt’s official website here.