John Newman whose 3 huge number 1 hit singles established the Yorkshire born singer songwriter as one of the UK’s most singular talents, follows his recently released track “Without You”, (featuring Nina Nesbitt) with the release of a new EP entitled “A.N.i.M.A.L.”.  The 4-track collection of new music features “A.N.i.M.A.L.”, “Heart Goes Deeper”, “The Hardest Word Is Goodbye”, lead track “Without You and is released ahead of John’s sold out October UK tour. Dates below.  Speaking about the inspiration behind the EP John says:

“I have been going back and forth to these songs for a couple of years now and am finally ready to put them out there. These four very personal songs are really close to my heart and have carried me through some hard times. The EP deals with themes such as the unnecessary pressures we put ourselves under, struggles with mental health and the power of love to conquer all. The process also reminded me why I love writing and recording and releasing music and made me realise how lucky I am to have this creative outlet”.

The October dates follow Newman’s heralded “Out Of The Blue” tour which saw the Brit nominated artist re-connecting with his audience on an intimate tour of the UK. Following a period of introspection and soul-searching Newman, has experienced a renewed enthusiasm for making music. In the last few months John has been writing and recording again with a passion that has produced the three acoustic tracks he dropped over the last month as well as this collaboration with Nina Nesbitt and the other three tracks which make up the EP. Producers include  Red Triangle, The 23rd and Jarly.  John has also been putting a documentary together of the Out Of The Blue campervan tour, as well as launching his Fast Food Challenge alongside Keith Lemon online.

John Newman has written and performed on some of the biggest anthems of the last 6 years ever since bursting onto the scene as the co-writer and voice on Rudimental’s classic “Feel The Love”. He quickly followed that number 1 smash with his own debut number 1 single the modern classic “Love Me Again”. A third chart topping single, the Calvin Harris worldwide hit “Blame” with John on lead vocals followed. Since then Newman has travelled the world, headlining some of the most legendary venues and performing on some of the biggest stages.


Tues 8             Newcastle      Newcastle University*
Wed 9             Glasgow         Old Fruitmarket*
Thurs 10         Manchester     O2 Ritz*
Sat 12             Leeds              Beckett Student Union*
Mon 14            Bristol             SWX*
Tues 15           Brighton          Concorde 2
Wed 16           London            O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Fri 18              Keele               Keele University
Sat 19             Coventry          Kasbah
Sun 20            Holmfirth          Picturedome

*With support from Declan J Donovan

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