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James Arthur's 'Bitter Sweet Love' - A Tempo-Turner for your Playlist!

James Arthur

Hey there, music lovers! We've got some hot news for you about James Arthur, the multi-platinum-selling artist from Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. He's just dropped his latest single, "Bitter Sweet Love," and let us tell you, it's a total banger!

James' fifth studio album, scheduled for release on January 26, 2024, boasts of a captivating title track called "Bitter Sweet Love". This song is a musical masterpiece that artfully combines various genres, such as pop, rock, and R&B, to create a unique and delightful listening experience. It is a true testament to James' exceptional talent and versatility as an artist.

When talking about the track, Arthur shared, “I love that it mashes up so many styles,”. “It goes from an almost The 1975-like groove to a Kings of Leon-esque pre chorus, then back to funky groove. It’s been one of my favorites from the moment I wrote it. It’s about someone who has a hold on you, but whose presence in your life fucks you up. You’re maybe drawn to them for how they look, despite how they play with your head.”

The track represents the feeling of being attracted to someone who has a hold on you but also messes with your head. We've all been there, right? James co-wrote the song with Steve Solomon, who also collaborated with him on his chart-topping hit "Say You Won't Let Go" in 2016. These two clearly make an amazing musical duo!

But wait, there's more! James' album features thirteen other exceptional tracks, including "A Year Ago," "Blindside," "Just Us," "Homecoming," and "Sleepwalking." It's a mature and thought-provoking collection of songs highlighting James' exceptional songwriting skills. 

And that's not all! Fans can catch James live in the spring on his "Bitter Sweet Love" world tour in North America. The tour spans 14 dates, and trust us, you want to take advantage of it. It all starts on April 30, 2024, in Oakland, California, and ends in Montreal on May 22, 2024, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and New York in between. Get your tickets now on his website and prepare to witness James' remarkable skills and live performance.

So what are you waiting for? Add "Bitter Sweet Love" to your playlist, pre-order James' album, and get ready to groove to his beats on his upcoming tour. James Arthur is here to take over the music scene, and we're all for it!

Bitter Sweet Love World Tour – North American Dates

April 30            Oakland, CA               Fox Theatre

May 1              Los Angeles, CA         The Wiltern

May 4              Denver, CO                 Ogden Theatre

May 6              Minneapolis, MN         The Fillmore Minneapolis

May 7              Chicago, IL                  Riviera Theatre

May 9              Atlanta, GA                 Tabernacle

May 10            Nashville, TN              Marathon Music Works

May 11            Cincinnati, OH             The Andrew J Brady Music Center

May 13            Silver Spring, MD        The Fillmore Silver Spring

May 14            Philadelphia, PA         The Fillmore Philadelphia

May 17            New York, NY             Central Park - Rumsey Playfield

May 18            Boston, MA                 Roadrunner

May 21            Toronto, ON                History

May 22            Montreal, QC              MTELUS


Bitter Sweet Love - Tracklisting

1. Bitter Sweet Love

2. Free Falling

3. Sleepwalking

4. Blindside

5. Just Us

6. Comeback Kid

7. From The Jump

8. A Year Ago

9. Ruthless

10. New Generation

11. My Favourite Pill

12. Is It Alright?

13. Homecoming

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