John Newman whose 3 huge number 1 hit singles established the Yorkshire born singer songwriter as one of the UK’s most singular talents, follows his recently released track ‘Without You’, (featuring Nina Nesbitt) with the release of a new EP entitled ‘A.N.i.M.A.L.’.
The 4-track collection of new music features ‘A.N.i.M.A.L.’, ‘Heart Goes Deeper’, ‘The Hardest Word Is Goodbye’, plus lead track ‘Without You’, and is released ahead of John’s sold out October UK tour.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the EP John says:
“I have been going back and forth to these songs for a couple of years now and am finally ready to put them out there. These four very personal songs are really close to my heart and have carried me through some hard times. The EP deals with themes such as the unnecessary pressures we put ourselves under, struggles with mental health and the power of love to conquer all. The process also reminded me why I love writing and recording and releasing music and made me realise how lucky I am to have this creative outlet”.
The October dates follow Newman’s heralded “Out Of The Blue” tour which saw the Brit-nominated artist reconnecting with his audience on an intimate tour of the UK. Following a period of introspection and soul-searching, Newman has experienced a renewed enthusiasm for making music.
In the last few months John has been writing and recording again with a passion that has produced the three acoustic tracks he dropped over the last month as well as this collaboration with Nina Nesbitt and the other three tracks which make up the EP.
Producers include Red Triangle, The 23rd and Jarly. John has also been putting a documentary together of the Out Of The Blue campervan tour, as well as launching his Fast Food Challenge alongside Keith Lemon online.
John Newman has written and performed on some of the biggest anthems of the last 6 years ever since bursting onto the scene as the co-writer and voice on Rudimental’s classic ‘Feel The Love’. He quickly followed that number 1 smash with his own debut number 1 single the modern classic ‘Love Me Again’. A third chart topping single, the Calvin Harris worldwide hit ‘Blame’ with John on lead vocals followed.
Since then Newman has travelled the world, headlining some of the most legendary venues and performing on some of the biggest stages.
Tues 8 – Newcastle / Newcastle University
Wed 9 – Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Thurs 10 – Manchester 02 Ritz
Sat 12 – Leeds Beckett Student Union
Mon 14- Bristol SWX
Tues 15 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wed 16 – London 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Fri 18 – Keele University
Sat 19 – Coventry Kasbah
Sun 20 – HolmfirthPicturedome
Tickets and further information is available from John Newman’s official website.
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