As the title of James Morrison’s third and best album suggests, The Awakening is the sound of an artist coming of age. In his personal life, Morrison has become a father, whilst tragically losing his own father soon after, and at 28 he has matured as a singer, songwriter and musician, enabling him to channel that emotion into his most accomplished collection of songs yet.
Morrison’s first two albums sold a combined total of 45m copies, yielding an astonishing ten singles, including You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore and the global smash Broken Strings, featuring Nelly Furtado.
He has sold out arena tours; supported both Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder; appeared on Herbie Hancock’sGrammy-winning album The Imagination Project and was voted Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards. At just 21 was the biggest-selling British male solo artist in the year of his debut album.
‘’I know I am a bit of a hippy at heart, but who doesn’t think world peace is a good idea!?’’ – James Morrison