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James Arthur is back with new music and has shared latest single ‘Blindside’.

Discussing the new track the singer commented, “Blindside is a song I’ve wanted to write for years, about falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. It’s an energetic song with a sad lyric and it really suited this new rawer style I was after.”

The song is accompanied by a Tim Mattia-directed music video – WATCH IT HERE:

James Arthur recently received the BRIT Billion Award, which celebrates surpassing one billion career UK streams. The accolade puts him in elite company, alongside previous recipients including the likes of ABBA, Anne-Marie, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi, Mariah Carey, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and Whitney Houston.

The Middlesbrough-born, recent Brit Billion-certified artist has achieved four Top 10 albums to date, including 2016s ‘Back From The Edge’. The full-length reached No.1 on the UK Albums Chart and featured multi-platinum No.1 single ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. As well as becoming his breakthrough hit in the US, the track was officially the UK’s most streamed song in 2016 and has accumulated four billion streams, with the official video clocking 1.5 billion views on YouTube.

Earlier this year, ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ also became his first RIAA Diamond Single with 10 million certified units – making James one of just 100 recipients of an RIAA Diamond Single certification in the programme’s history.

James Arthur is one of the world’s biggest streaming artists, with over 37 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Throughout his career, the former X Factor star has collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello & many more.

Some of his other hit singles include ‘Impossible’, ‘Can I Be Him’, ‘Sun Comes Up’, ‘Naked’, ‘Empty Space’, ‘Rewrite The Stars’, ‘Falling Like the Stars’, ‘Train Wreck’ and ‘Lasting Lover’ – all certified platinum records.

The British singer’s last album was 2021s ‘It’ll All Make Sense In The End’. He is currently in the studio working on a new record.

Photo Credit: Edward Cooke / PRESS

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