Truth be known, we were a little surprised to see a British ‘X Factor’ winner flying so high on the Australian music charts earlier this year when last year’s winner James Arthur had us all wrapped around his little finger with his winner’s single ‘Impossible’ – a cover of the 2010 Shontelle single.
It hit a respectable four times platinum here in Australia; twice platinum in his native UK and over in New Zealand.
So naturally, it’ll be hoped in the halls of Sony’s Sydney HQ that perhaps this new single – ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’ – might do the same. It’ll all be helped along, of course, by the singer’s upcoming promo tour which will include a performance on ‘The X Factor’.
It’s certainly got all the ingredients to be a big hit; a likeable swagger, a whole lotta soul and James’ incredible vocals. He reminds us a little of our own Daniel Merriweather (best not mention Celine here and tempt fate).