James Blunt has today revealed the beautifully uplifting new track, ‘Champions’, the second to be taken from his upcoming sixth studio album, ‘Once Upon A Mind’, which is set for release on October 25th via Atlantic Records.
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.
14 BIRMINGHAM, Arena Birmingham
15 MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
16 HULL, Bonus Arena
17 NEWCASTLE, Utilita Arena
19 GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo
20 NOTTINGHAM, Nottingham Arena
21 CARDIFF, Cardiff Arena
22 BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
7 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. Find out more about James on his website. Stream and download ‘Champions’ here. Pre-order ‘Once Upon A Mind’ here.