James Arthur releases ‘Bitter Sweet Love’, an album in which he sings about love, its feelings and contradictions

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James Arthur (Middlesbrough, 1988) can boast of having one of the most powerful and genuine voices on the Anglo pop scene, a tool that he takes advantage of in his new album: Bitter Sweet Love, his fifth of study and work full of nuances and different songs, although with love as the common thread.

In Bitter Sweet Love There is a great production job, attention to detail and in whose composition, Arthur has put the rest. The British’s work begins with the homonymous Bitter Sweet Lovein which he gives himself over to his feelings completely and is, perhaps, one of the most optimistic songs on the album.

But throughout the album ballads like Free Fallingin which he prays for that desired relationship or Sleepwalkingin which he explores a deep emotional dependence on the person he loves.

In the artist’s own words: “This album is really special to me, it feels like a true return to form, from the songs to the team around me. I appreciate each of you who have listened to this album and bought one (or 5!) or have you bought a ticket for the BSL World Tour this year,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Love and the feelings it generatesmiss, manage the emptiness that is generated by not being reciprocated and even get hooked on certain people They are themes that run through the entire album, this is the case of songs like A Year Ago or Blindside. Among the thirteen songs that make up the album, tracks such as Just Us or Homecoming.

We met James Arthur for the first time in 2012, after his time at The X Factor -talent show from which he emerged the winner- and after releasing his wonderful version of Impossible.

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Say You Won’t Let Go It is their biggest hit to date with 4 billion streams, while the official video for the song has reached 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Other of her great successes are Can I Be Him, Sun Comes Up, Naked, Empty Space, Rewrite The Stars, Falling Like the Stars, or Lasting Lover.

James Arthur tour and passage through Spain

James Arthur will present this new work in a concert tour that, above all, focuses on his country, the United Kingdom, where he has a large fan base. In fact, he quickly sold out two of his stadium dates, at London’s Wembley Arena and O2 Arena. In Spain, we will be able to see James Arthur live in the summer, since he has confirmed his presence as part of the Mad Cool Festival poster in Madrid.


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