In just a few short weeks, British artist James Arthur has made an unbelievable comeback with his brand new single “Say You Won’t Let Go.” Following two years away from the spotlight, the 2012 winner of “X Factor” has secured a second consecutive week at #1 on the Official Singles Chart in the UK. Watch the music video for “Say You Won’t Let Go”above. James returns with his second album Back From The Edge on October 28 via Columbia Records, available to pre-order HERE.
“Say You Won’t Let Go” has quickly become a worldwide hit, having reached #1 on iTunes charts in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and more. The single is currently being streamed more than 1 million times a day at Spotify around the globe.
Last night, James made a triumphant return to “X Factor” with a show-stopping, surprise performance of “Say You Won’t Let Go.” “That was the most nerve-racking thing I’ve ever done…thank you so much everyone,” James shared. “X Factor” creator and judge Simon Cowell tweeted,
“Couldn’t be happier to welcome back James Arthur,” while fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger exclaimed, “So proud of my #SherzyBoy James Arthur. I told you they couldn’t keep you down. The cream always rises to the top.”
Recorded in London and Los Angeles, and co-written with some of the world’s A-list songwriters and producers, Back From The Edge encompasses James’ experiences over the past few years and reflects his true, honest self. The album also showcases James’s versatile style, taking inspiration from soul, rock and hip-hip. This past Friday, James previewed another teaser track from the record, “Sermon” featuring Shotty Horroh, which can be downloaded when you pre order the album.