Rising star John Newman, who has already written and fronted both the glorious Rudimental number 1 single, 'Feel The Love', and the follow up smash 'Not Giving In', steps out on his own with the release on July 1st of his debut solo single 'Love Me Again' on Island Records. a Northern Soul take on Romeo and Juliet, and listen back to the first radio play from Zane Lowe who made it his Hottest Record Of The Week last night and played the single TWICE back to back and then for a THIRD time just an hour later:
John, who is currently wowing audiences across the country as special guest and featured singer on friends Rudimental's sell-out UK tour, will play his first headline UK show at The Lexington in London, UK on July 11th. Tickets will be made exclusively available for this intimate show to members of John's mailing list on May 15th. Fans can sign up ahead of the on-sale date now
A rousing and uplifting anthem, 'Love Me Again', was written and produced by the young artist and looks set to give Newman his first solo smash. Fans of the multi-talented writer/artist/producer/singer have been hearing John premiering tracks from his forthcoming debut LP on Rudimental's UK tour. The Yorkshire born, London based Newman has also been confirmed for two appearances at The Great Escape festival in Brighton at the Komedia on Friday May 17th and Above Audio on Saturday May 18th.
Hailing from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales, and possessing a voice that has been compared to some of the soul greats, John began playing guitar and writing his own songs aged 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, making his own house tracks and DJing. A few years later and all the influences start to stack up to form the basis of John's sound. Think the pure soul and groove of early Stax and Motown, add a dash of James Brown and Prince, a smattering of Black Keys, and mix it all together with a bit of Dangermouse. It's all in there, it's all great, but what really hits you is the voice.
At 20 he moved to London, started a band, played some gigs and got signed to Island Records. His keyboard player also happened to be one of the producer/ extraordinaires in Rudimental. A few beers on a sunny afternoon in a dingy studio and the number one single 'Feel The Love' and follow up hit single 'Not Giving In' were born. Oh and he's still only 22.