James Newman to Represent the UK in the Eurovison Song Contest

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The UK entry for this years Eurovision Song Contest has been announced, introducing James Newman representing the United Kingdom.

Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed in 2020 indefinitely. This makes the upcoming 65th Eurovision Song Contest a very special one, with one of the most impressive contestants the UK have seen to date. The competition will be located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 22nd.

As well as a new found passion for performing for Eurovision, James is also responsible for writing some of the best songs in recent British history. Favourites such as ‘Waiting All Night’ performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre, and ‘Lay It All On Me’ performed by Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran, to name but a few, prove the talent of James Newman.

With an interesting combination of gospel inspired vocals, a catchy dance beat and horn sections, ‘Embers’ has impeccable timing when it comes to what we want to hear as a Nation. The song brings hope throughout the lyrics. The track itself was recorded in the Summer of 2020, written and produced by Danny Sha, Connor Blake, Tom Hollings and Samuel Brennan.

Accompanying the song comes a music video which was directed by Charlie Lightening at RAF Greenham Common in Newbury. The video is now avaiable to watch below;

When discussing the track, James Newman said:

I wanted to write an upbeat and positive song that people could have a party to, it’s about the spark between people who love each other. Just because you don’t see the people you care about all the time, doesn’t mean that spark isn’t there.

“Embers” is now available to stream via all major streaming platforms! To keep up to date with new releases and information you can follow James on Twitter and Instagram.

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