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”
Meanwhile, Naughty Boy also confirmed that he has teamed up with Emeli Sande again, and they are preparing to release their brand new single single ‘Lifted’. He explained:
“Emeli’s trying to conquer America at the moment. You’ve got to start from the beginning and she’s going theough that same journey in America as over here.”
“It’s going really well for her. We have started to be creative again but I don’t want to put the pressure on by starting album two. You’ve got to make it how you made the first one, which is by not really trying… you let it evolve.”
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