James Blunt gives his detractors the 2-fingers in latest single, ‘Love Me Better’.
Lifted from his upcoming album ‘The Afterlove’ which is set for release on March 24th through Atlantic Records, ‘Love Me Better’ marks a new departure for the platinum selling artist. Produced by American singer Ryan Tedder (One Republic), a respected songwriter in his own right (Madonna, U2, Adele) its interstitial arc curves through a spectrum of slick R&B before exploding into vibrant uptempo pop.
While reflective lyrics are raw and forthright, they are also both critical and self-critical. Shaped in the humourous fold that is trademark Blunt, they take a side-swipe at the Blunt detractors whilst dabbling in some heartfelt emosh. Fusing high-end R&B with uptown pop, the song, which hinges on catchy beats and gyrating synths, cruises seamlessly through stop-start tempo changes, giving it both a striking rhythm and refreshing vibe.
Coming ahead of his fifth album on which James worked with a diverse cohort including Ed Sheeran and MoZella, the track marks a progressive shift in both sound and style for the ‘You’re Beautiful’ star.
Later this year, November to be exact, will see James Blunt embark on an UK ‘The Afterlove Tour’. A list of dates together with links to pre-order the upcoming album are detailed below. For further information check out James Blunt’s Facebook page.
To listen to ‘Love me Better‘ in full, click onto Spotify here:-
‘The Afterlove UK Tour’ November 2017
17th Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
18th Leeds – First Direct Arena
20th Glasgow – Clyde Auditorium
21st Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
23rd London – Eventim Apollo
24th Brighton – Brighton Centre
25th Bournemouth – BIC Windsor Hall
‘The Afterlove’ Pre-Order Links:
Standard version – https://atlanti.cr/theafterlove
Extended version – https://atlanti.cr/theafterlove-ext