James Morrison achieved worldwide success in 2006 with the release of his debut single “You Give Me Something” from his first album, Undiscovered, which also holds songs like “Wonderful World” and “The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore.” His second album, Songs for You, Truths for Me in 2008 entered the UK Album Chart and singles from this album reached the UK Singles Chart namely “You Make It Real,” and “Broken Strings,” a duet with Nelly Furtado.
He has sold out arena tours, gigged coast-to-coast in America as well as in Australia, Japan and across Europe; he has performed on Jimmy Kimmel’s and Jay Leno’s TV shows in the States; sung in front of tens of thousands at London’s Hyde Park supporting both Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder; appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album The Imagination Project – singing a widely acclaimed cover of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come; he has been voted Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards; and – at just 21 – was the biggest-selling British male solo artist the year his debut album, Undiscovered, came out.
His current and third album The Awakening is a warm, live-sounding collection of classic but contemporary folk-soul songs. The album represented a sound of an artist coming of age. “My first two albums felt like practice shots,” he says, “and now I’ve graduated. In many ways this feels like my first proper album.”