James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole; 13 August 1984) is a BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Rugby, Warwickshire. In 2006, his debut single “You Give Me Something” became a hit in Europe, Australia, and Japan, peaking in the top five in the UK and New Zealand.
His debut album, Undiscovered, debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart. He released his second album, Songs for You, Truths for Me in 2008, which entered the top five in the UK as well as topping the Irish Albums Chart. Songs for You, Truths for Me featured the top ten singles “You Make It Real” and his critically acclaimed collaboration with Nelly Furtado titled “Broken Strings”.
He has performed with Jason Mraz, Nelly Furtado, and others in concerts and in songs. Morrison wrote a song for Italian singer Marco Carta entitled “Quello che dai”, which debuted at number one in the official chart.
On 11 July, he stated on his Twitter that the new album is called “The Awakening” and is due to release on 26 September. The first single is I Won’t Let You Go. The tracklisting includes a duet with Jessie J on a track called “Up”. Regarding the album’s lyrics, meanwhile, Morrison has admitted that its themes draw on recent events in his personal life – which include becoming a father, while losing his own father following the latter’s long battle with alcoholism and depression.
To promote the album, he ran a competition in conjunction with NUS and MUZU TV to offer students across the UK the chance for him to play live in their living room.
Morrison worked on Demi Lovato’s third album Unbroken, released on 20 September 2011.