JAMES have announced the release of a new track, RECOVER, taken from their forthcoming album
ALL THE COLOURS OF YOU, to be released on 4 June. Recover is available now across all DSPs.
The third track to be released from the new album is the most personal and reflective on the record. Recover tells of the death of Tim Booth’s father-in-law to Covid during the first wave in Spring of last year, the lyrics reflecting the universal pain of those dealing with grief from a distance. Yet Recover ultimately remains a hopeful track, celebrating a loved one’s life, spirit and legacy rather than the loss and sadness. “We will remember how to pass your spirit on.” The band have recorded a one-off performance of Recover, filmed in isolation, featuring a deeply personal opening message from Tim.
Tim says: “This song is made and dedicated to all those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic or otherwise. It speaks to the waiting, the pain of not being able to be there when they pass, and the gift of love of their life.”
All the Colours of You, the band’s 16th studio album, was recorded in part before Covid struck, and is produced by the Grammy award winning Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, The Killers). On production duties with James for the first time, he brought a fresh approach to their sound, working remotely from his studio liaising with Tim Booth (his Topanga Canyon neighbour) and Jim Glennie from the band, reimagining their demos and capturing the band in all their virtual glory. The result is a record with the most arena-ready and fresh tracks of their 38-year career; the sound of one of Britain’s best bands deconstructed and reassembled by one of the world’s most renowned producers.
Since the release of Sit Down, their breakthrough single in 1991, James have released 15 studio albums, selling over 25 million copies in the process, and performed at countless headline shows and festivals across the world. They continue to be a huge live draw, having sold 60,000 tickets for their UK arena tour in November and December this year, a tour which has sold faster than any previous James tour.
UK TOUR with Special Guests HAPPY MONDAYS:
Thu 25 LEEDS First Direct Arena
Fri 26 BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena
Sun 28 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tue 30 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 01 DUBLIN 3 Arena
Fri 03 MANCHESTER Arena (Sold Out)
Sat 04 LONDON Wembley Arena
Fri 30 GLASGOW Playground Weekender
Sun 01 DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival
Thu 02 LANCASTER Highest Point Festival
Sat 04 WARRINGTON Neighbourhood Weekender
Thu 09 SCARBOROUGH Open Theatre
Fri 17 ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight Festival