Broken By The Hurt is the third track to be revealed from James' forthcoming Better Than That EP. According to tweets from Tim, this song is going to be exclusive to the EP and will not be included on their fifteenth studio album, currently unannounced but slated for a July release.
Our review of the EP describes the track "A heartfelt assessment of someone impacted by "suicidal, cancer, loss of child, betrayal, deceit", it's a song full of empathy, both in the lyrics and Tim's voice, that succeeds through the emotional warmth of the words and the soothing tone of the music that perfectly complements it. It resists the urge to take off and go off in many directions like Better Than That or Hank, but it doesn't need to."
Listen to Better Than That here.
Listen to Busted here.
The Better Than That tour takes in the following venues : Llandudno Venue Cymru (May 16), Warrington Parr Hall (17), Blackburn King George's Hall (19), Halifax Victoria Theatre (20), Middlesbrough Town Hall (22), Oban Corran Halls (23) and Scunthorpe Baths Hall (25).
They then play festival shows at Common People Southampton (May 26), Common People Oxford (27), Lisbon Rock In Rio (June 29), Latitude Festival (July 13), Bilbao BBK (14), Kendal Calling (27), Linlithgow Party At The Palace (August 11), Scarborough Open Air Theatre (18) and Drumlanrig Electric Fields (30).
James' official website can be found here. They are on Facebook and Twitter. Some of the band - Tim, Andy and Dave - are also on Twitter.
We also run the One Of The Three James archive, the most detailed resource for information about the band, and the site also has a Facebook and Twitter page.
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