James Blunt has released his brand new single “Bartender,” off his forthcoming album The Afterlove (Extended Edition), out on March 24 and is available for pre-order now. The music video, shot in a Brooklyn bar, features James taking on the role of bartender, a role he seemed to fall into easily. Watch (HERE).
“Love Me Better”, James’ lead single, shows Blunt in new light with a fresh sound and modern pop production. The lyrics combine heartfelt poignancy with touches of Blunt’s self-deprecating humor which fans have grown to love from the Twitter all-star. Blunt worked with a wide range of talent on the writing and recording of The Afterlove (Extended Version) including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Johnny McDaid (Example, Biffy Clyro), Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd) and MoZella (Miley Cyrus, One Direction).
“Make Me Better,” another standout on the album, is accompanied by a live performance shot at the YouTube studio in London. “Make Me Better” was co-written and produced by fellow labelmate, Ed Sheeran.