James Morrison spoke with ITN Music about why he picked Keisha Buchanan for a duet at Friday night’s Children In Need concert on his track ‘Broken Strings’, a song of his new album which features Nelly Furtado. “I’ve always thought just because she’s in the Sugababes I think she gets underestimated,” Morrison said. “So I just felt honored to ask her.”
They interviewer also pressed James on Keisha’s recent comments to The Sun, where she admitted, “I’ve developed a major crush on him. During rehearsals I couldn’t stop staring at him and kept thinking about how much he looks like my other crush, Chris Martin. I must of looked like an idiot. I used to really fancy Simon Cowell but it’s James Morrison all the way for me now.”
James responded, “I’m glad she upped her taste. Maybe I was wearing my trousers high as well. She’s pretty tasty herself.” But James has a longtime girlfriend Gill, who gave birth to their first child in September, while Keisha is engaged to Dean Thomas. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. “It’s like the unspoken. I know you’re fit.”
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James Morrison checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Friday (September 26). The British singer songwriter tells readers:
Hey folks, James here.
I just want to say a big thank-you to everyone who is supporting me and my music and I’m really glad that the first single is being really well received by you all.
I put all my heart and soul into my new album and I’m proud of it but have been nervous about it for a while, but the big day of release is nearly here and I’m now so excited. I’ve put some more songs up on MySpace and I hope you’ll all dig the tunes and enjoy it for what it is, songs for you and truths for me. I’m also really pumped about gigging again and can’t wait to play all the songs live. I hope I’ll see you all soon.
Enjoy life, each other and everything else.
James Morrison checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Wednesday (September 17), talking about becoming a father just as he prepares to release his sophomore album ‘Songs For You, Truths for Me’ on September 29th. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
I wanted to say a huge thanks for all the well-wishes and messages of congratulations we’ve received over the last week, it means so much to me.
The birth of little Elsie has been absolutely life changing.Everything has been put into perspective. I now wonder what I was doing with all my spare time ! She’s the love of my life and the main focus in my life now other than my music. It has been the most tormenting time of my life waiting for her, but now she’s here it’s been the best gift I’ve ever received.
As for my other new arrival, I’m getting increasingly excited as the single and album releases get closer. The single is out next week and comes with the extra tracks, Sitting On A Platform, which we already spoke about, a groovy little remix for anyone who wants to dance around their bedroom and a live acoustic version we recorded at Air studios which I really like. Hope you like everything anyway.
Metro caught up with James Morrison for a Q&A, where the British singer songwriter revealed a rude run-in he had with Madonna. “I’m not her biggest fan but thought I’d say hello so I went over and said, ‘Hello, I’m James, nice to meet you,’ and put my hand out to shake hands,” Morrison explained. “She just looked at it and said, ‘And what do you do?’ I told her I was a singer and she just stared at me and didn’t say anything. It was really uncomfortable. Then she just ignored me. Fu** her, though, it’s just a matter of common courtesy. It doesn’t matter what someone does for a living. She’s just rude. There’s no excuse for it.”
As for whether he gets mistaken often for another British singer with the same first name, James Blunt, Morrison responded, “Not that often but I did a radio station in Wales the other day and the interviewer was clueless. She said: ‘So you had a big success with ‘You’re Beautiful’, and just carried on. I thought she was taking the p*** so I went along with it and I sang her a bit of ‘You’re Beautiful’ but she kept on. I had to tell her I wasn’t James Blunt, I was James Morrison and she just ignored me. I’m not bothered, as long as I’m making music and people like it I don’t give a fu** really.” Check out the entire interview at metro.co.uk.
James Morrison’s blog at MySpace announced the following news earlier today:
Some of you may have heard the news today that James and Gill have had a baby girl. We’re delighted to officially confirm that this is true and that both are over the moon. More info to follow shortly.
James Morrison updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Tuesday (September 9) ahead of tickets for his new UK tour going on sale on Friday. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
Hi Everyone, just taking a moment in this crazy schedule to tell you that there are some UK live dates going on sale this coming Friday 12th. But we’re putting a pre-sale link up on the official site, from Thurs at 9am so you guys can get first shot at the tickets. I’ve put together a great new band for this album, you’ve seen them already on the clip we did, and we’re all so excited about the way the songs are sounding in rehearsals…. we think you’re going to love it as much as we do! Anyway, I hope you’ll come along. You know how much I love playing live and seeing you all up close.
So, I got to go busking for charity in Birmingham on my birthday. That was a first, but it was a lot of fun and we raised some money for a homeless charity too. Then I played at the Olympic handover and got to do one of my all time favorite songs ‘Imagine’.I was really pleased because I really didn’t have any idea how the event would come across, but on the day the crowd was amazing, really up for having a good time and all the performers got a buzz from that. I felt it lasted about 20 seconds and I have to admit I was a bit nervous….
James Morrison is out with the music video to his new single ‘You Make It Real’, the lead release off the British singer songwriter’s sophomore album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’, out in September via Polydor Records. Watch it via Vevo below.
James Morrison updated fans on his MySpace blog on Wednesday (August 11), thanking them for the positive response he’s received after posting the new songs ‘You Make It Real’ and ‘Once When I Was Little’. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
I just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing responses you’ve given me to the music we put up on the sites. It means a lot to me to get that feedback because I’ve been living with these songs a while and now it’s time to let them go… Thanks also for all the birthday wishes. Great of you to remember.
To celebrate I’m going to be busking a few songs in the middle of Birmingham this afternoon… So if you’re anywhere near the High Street at 5:30 PM come and find me. All the proceeds will be going to the local homeless charity.
James Morrison discussed his upcoming sophomore album ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’ on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Thursday (August 7). The British singer songwriter tells fans:
I wrote a ton of songs because I wanted to make this album even better than the last, who knows maybe I wrote too many. There were certainly a few avenues that got explored that didn’t quite work, but the results that we mixed in London last month are something that I’m so proud of.
I hope by now you’ll have heard, and liked (?) the first single ‘You Make It Real’. When I wrote it I was thinking how crazy my life was becoming and how unreal my life started to feel. But having someone who knows me inside out really cements my reality into something concrete and without that life would seem like a dream. Out of this idea came the song.
The album has 12 songs and is called ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’. I chose that because I just feel that all the songs are honest, it’s the only way I write successfully…. everything else doesn’t quite make it for me. So here we are again with my life, my family and friends and all the things and places that surround me, songs but also truths written from the heart.
James Morrison checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace with his first message of the year. He writes, “Hopefully all your hangovers have gone by now and the January blues have been left well behind… The start to my year has been great, nothing too full-on, lots of songwriting actually… and life is good. I’ve been working on album no2 actually, working really hard making sure the tunes are gonna be good. As a writer you go up and down through the process, but that’s life anyway, and I’m feeling optimistic I won’t let myself, or you down. There’s been so much stuff packed into two years, that it’s been good to have a breather for a moment, even if it’s brief, but I will resurface at some point before too long!”