James Arthur has premiered the beautiful and emotional video for ‘Quite Miss Home’.
The song is a stately, strings-accompanied track that is already a huge hit with his fans across globe.
James says: “I’m happy to share the video for ‘Quite Miss Home’ with all of you today. Hope you love it as much as I do. We shot it in London and Ireland, directed by Stevie Russell. I‘ll let this emotional video speak for itself and dedicate it to the producer of ‘Quite Miss Home’, my good friend Busbee. You‘ll be missed, buddy.
This song is inspired by being away from home a lot and the little nuances that make home what it is to me and other people I observe in my life. My sister’s fiancé works away a lot of the year and she misses him like crazy! However her OCD for cleaning still makes sure he takes his shoes off at the door, that’s when he knows he’s home.”
James is only half joking when he calls his new record YOU his grown-up album. The 17-song epic finds the global star at both his boldest and most promiscuous, with hard-hitting lyrics, a restless rifle through musical styles and the searing vocals of someone with plenty to get off their chest. From the retro hip hop of the single ‘Treehouse’ (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Shooty Horroh) to the hymnal folk of ‘Fall’, from the soul-rock belter ‘From Me To You’ to the jazzy ‘Breathe’ and the furious title track, YOU is a spectacular statement of intent from one of pop’s most versatile performers.
The last few years have been remarkable for James. He was recently awarded a disc for reaching a billion streams on Spotify with his No.1 global hit ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. Only 18 records have achieved a billion streams on Spotify in history, and James is one of 10 artists globally to do this including Drake, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.