Monday 15 January 2024

TRACK OF THE DAY : James - Is This Love

James return with Is This Love, the opening track from their 18th studio album Yummy that is set for release on April 12th. A string-laden track, it muses on all aspects of the universal search for love and peace of mind.

Is This Love ponders the meaning of love - "is this love we just weaponised, can our love outrun these times, is this love you just sempahored, you advance now you withdraw, what is good for?" questioning why people chase something that often ends badly for the promise of something special at the end - "we will get past the hurt to the parade" - and the comfort blanket it provides - "sweet relief from the world in freefall." Beautiful lush instrumentation with multiple layers and gorgeous vocal harmonies make it feel like an instant James anthemic classic.

More details about Yummy will be available in the coming weeks with the album going on pre-sale on January 25th.

James tour in June 2024 calling at Aberdeen P&J Arena (June 3), Newcastle Utilita Arena (5), Glasgow OVO Hydro (7), Leeds First Direct Arena (8), Cardiff Utilita Arena (11), Birmingham Utilita Arena (12), Manchester CO-OP Live (14) and London O2 Arena (15).

Tim, Saul, Jim and other members of the band also headline the Music Feeds event with an orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell at Manchester Apollo on February 27th. Tickets here

James' official website can be found here. They are on Facebook and Twitter.  Some of the band - TimAndy 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.

TimBoothLyricADay, whose posts often lead to Tim explaining his thought processes behind the lyrics, can be found on Twitter and Facebook


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