Naughty Boy has been spilling the beans on James Arthur’s new album and it sounds like he has high hopes for the X Factor winner, when his debut record is released later this year.
The Middlesborough man certainly has taken his time with the new tracks and has been busy in the studio ever since he finished touring in February of this year.
‘La La La’ hitmaker Naughty Boy was one of the songwriters and producers working with Arthur on his new tunes and in a brand new interview with InDemand he revealed that he got a sneak preview of some of the songs included in the album recently and he thinks fans will love what’s being released.
He described the record as ‘poppy’, ‘urban’ and ‘edgy’ and teased a track that he and Emeli Sande penned, explaining:
“It’s really cool actually, it’s definitely poppy but with an edge and a bit urban. One of the songs that me and Emeli [Sandé] wrote is like a big orchestral piece and it has no drums. It’s a real album…. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised with his album.”
James is still busy working on the record yet and it hasn’t been wrapped just yet, despite being slated for release this autumn.
He tweeted fans a few days ago saying:
“Back in the studio busy busy… Looking forward to a lazy day off tomorrow what shall I do? #DOWNTIME #LOVE”
Arthur did confirm the title of his second single adding:
“OK… at last! SO excited to now finally confirm ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’ is my new single #YNTSLY #LOVE”
Source: Unreality TV
The X Factor final is less than two weeks away and finally the team have confirmed two of the acts that will take to the stage during the grand finale.
Emeli Sandé will be performing when the ITV show takes over Manchester’s MEN Arena on the 8th and 9th of December and she will be joined on the lineup by hit boyband One Direction.
Both acts have appeared on the series already this year, with Emeli showcasing her new single with Labrinth ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ earlier this month.
1D have been on a number of times, most recently performing their latest single ‘Little Things’ in a pre-recorded segment during a Saturday night show.
The show moves into it’s semi final stage this weekend and Union J, Jahmene Douglas, Christopher Maloney and James Arthur will compete for three places in the final, with one being eliminated on Sunday night.
Other guests for the two night special are expected to be announced soon, however Tulisa has revealed who she would like to see taking to the stage.
The N Dubz star wants Jahmene Douglas to perform with Diana Ross and James Arthur to sing with Sting.
Jane McDonald has already offered to perform with Christopher Maloney and tonight he promised if he makes it through this weekend, he will sing with the cruise ship singer.
What do you think of the lineup so far and who would you like to see 1D singing with? Union J is the obvious choice of course.