John Newman, owner of one of the most distinctive voices, writer and performer of some of the biggest anthems (including 3 number 1 singles) and one of the major breakthrough artists in the UK in recent years, marks his very welcome return with the release of his brand new single “Fire In Me”. Released on Island Records, “Fire In Me” produced by Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Jax Jones, Alma), finds Yorkshire’s finest doing what he does best, belting out a bona fide banger that is guaranteed to light up dancefloors and airwaves for months to come.
Lyrically the song sees John reclaiming the spotlight and reminding his fans that he’s back bigger, stronger and making those classic pop anthems that elevate the form and uplift the soul.
Following the release of 2015’s acclaimed “Revolve” album, which was the follow-up to his platinum selling no. 1 debut album “Tribute”, John took a well-earned break to take stock, recover from a health issue and re-examine what it was he wanted to say and how he would say it. “Revolve” was largely recorded in Los Angeles where Newman had been spending a lot of time, including a headlining performance at Coachella alongside friend and collaborator Calvin Harris (& Rihanna) where they performed their number 1 hit “Blame”. It quickly became clear that his heart and soul belonged in the UK and John relocated to the Kent countryside where he has been busy in the studio writing and recording new music.
It was the global no. 1 smash ”Love Me Again” and subsequent debut album, “Tribute” which also spawned the huge hit single “Come & Get It”, that established the Yorkshire-man as one of the UK’s most singular talents and consistently successful artists. Global monster “Blame”, which sold over 4 million worldwide, gave John his third UK no. 1 single following Rudimental’s “Feel The Love” and his own chart-topping debut ”Love Me Again”. Indeed Newman has sold over 6 million singles world-wide to date.
Vevo/Youtube video plays stand at a rudely healthy 380 million, while John’s social stats are equally impressive with almost 1.9 million fans on Facebook, 400k Twitter followers and over 220k followers on Instagram.