With a career that’s earned him 1.8 billion streams at Spotify, 1 Diamond and 45 Platinum & Gold records across the globe, a #1 album in Ireland, a sold-out world tour and live shows with Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan and James Blunt, Gavin James is ready to release his third studio album ‘The Sweetest Part’, due 22nd July 2022.
Exploring the highs and lows of love and relationships, Gavin James wrote and produced the full length with some of pop music’s most highly regarded players including Ivor Novello-nominated songwriter Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Clean Bandit, Jax Jones), Fiona Bevan who co-wrote One Direction’s number 1 hit ‘Little Things’ with Ed Sheeran, Patrick Pyke Salmy and multi-Platinum awarded Richard Muñoz (Zoe Wees), Ollie Green (Freya Ridings, Lewis Capaldi) and Jimbo Barry (The Script). With this, it’s clear the new album has all the credentials to match Gavin’s previous success, which has earned himself arena level notoriety.
Previous singles ‘Circles’, ‘Greatest Hits’ (which spent weeks in the Top 5 at radio in Ireland & Top 5 in Switzerland) and his single ‘Sober’ became staples at BBC Radio 2, with all three releases affixing themselves to the A, B & C playlists. The latter stuck out an unparalleled stint of 8 weeks on high-rotation and the former afforded Gavin an invite to perform a live session at Maida Vale during Will Young’s show, who after exclaimed “you’re an astonishing singer! That was remarkable!”
The title track was written and produced by Gavin and Kodaline guitarist Mark Prendergast, the deeply quaint new number “The Sweetest Part” possesses a lullaby-like quality, as it rhythmically bobs along with James’ vocals swelling and ebbing throughout the track.
Following his UK tour with James Blunt, which started February 3rd 2022, Gavin James will also embark on his Irish headline tour later this year, album in hand. He is no stranger to the live circuit, having played shows with Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, as well as his own sold-out world tour which started in 2019 and ended with a sold-out 3Arena Dublin show, one of the last shows in Ireland before lockdown. Since then, he’s released his number 1 Irish album and airplay-charting ‘Boxes’ EP.
Dubliner, Gavin James has come a long way from his early days busking on Grafton Street. His international touring has resulted in 250,000 ticket sales for his headline shows across the world, including two nights at Dublin’s 13,000 capacity 3Arena.
“The Sweetest Part” will be available physically and on DSPs from 22nd July via Good Soldier / AllPoints. Album pre-order here.
TOUR DATES 2022
APR 02 Cork Opera House, Ireland | SOLD-OUT
APR 03 Cork Opera House, Ireland
APR 12 Wexford Opera House, Ireland
APR 29 LakeLands Festival, Ireland
MAY 01 Limerick King John’s Castle, Ireland
JUN 04 Vestrock Festival, Netherlands
JUL 08 Sult Festival, Ireland
JUL 09 Festidreuz Festival, France
AUG 12 Revival Festival, Ireland
SEP 25 Derry Millennium Forum, Northern Ireland
OCT 01 Galway Leisureland, Ireland
OCT 02 Belfast Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland
OCT 21 Sligo Knoknarea Arena, Ireland
DEC 03 Gleneagle INEC Arena, Ireland
DEC 29 Royal Theatre Castlebar, Ireland
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