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03 August 2023

James Blunt Announces Album ‘Who We Used To Be’; Shares Single ‘Beside You’

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James Blunt has released a new single titled Beside You. The song will be featured on his seventh studio album, Who We Used To Be, which will be released on 27 October through Atlantic Records.

Beside You is an upbeat dance song that clocks in at just over three minutes long. The song’s release is accompanied by a visualizer – which you can watch below – that showcases the moving image of a young boy playing in a field. The track is produced by The Six, a Manchester, England-based collective.

Pre-order Who We Used To Be here.


In a press release, Blunt shared more on the inspiration behind Beside You. “It’s a bit of a celebration,” the singer-songwriter said. “An upbeat banger about finally being with the one you’ve been searching for your whole life.”

The album also include tracks titled “Some Kind Of Beautiful” and “Last Dance.” For the new album, Blunt collaborated with several prolific producers including Jonny Coffer, Red Triangle, Jack & Coke, and Steve Robson.

Blunt recently made headlines when he performed a rendition of his 2019 track Monsters alongside American Idol Season 21 winner Iam Tongi on the show’s season finale. Monsters was included in Blunt’s sixth studio album, Once Upon a Mind. The song was originally written as a response to Blunt’s father’s struggle with stage four chronic kidney disease, while Tongi performed the track on American Idol, dedicating it to his late father.

The new record follows Blunt’s recent greatest hits collection, The Stars Beneath My Feet, which went Gold selling more than 100,000 copies.

Who We Used To Be includes the following tracks:

1. Saving A Life
2. Some Kind Of Beautiful
3. Beside You
4. Last Dance
5. All The Love That I Ever Needed
6. The Girl That Never Was
7. Cold Shoulder
8. I Won’t Die With You
9. Dark Thought
10. Glow.

Pre-order Who We Used To Be here.


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