James Newman has spoken about how he’s back working with the same writers who he worked with to created this year’s UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
James has spent the past week in Norfolk writing new material alongside fellow songwriters Ed Drewett, Adam Argyle and Iain James. These three songwriters co-wrote Newman’s Eurovision 2020 entry “My Last Breath”.
On Twitter James wrote:
Had a productive week writing with the my mates who I wrote My Last Breath with!— James Newman (@JamesNewmanUk) August 27, 2020
It’s possible that some of these tracks could be potential submissions for next year’s Eurovision, with Newman having recently stated how he would love to represent the UK again next year.
There is still no official confirmation on whether James will be given the opportunity to represent the UK next year, or whether the BBC will continue to collaborate with record label BMG. The BBC doesn’t usually make a Eurovision announcement until the Autumn.
If given the opportunity to compete next year, Newman also mentioned that he would want to be involved with the songwriting process of his entry. Indeed, he has already been thinking about what sort of song he would compete with:
During a Twitter Q&A session earlier this year, Eurovision fan Curtis asked Newman if he would want to perform something similar to his Eurovision 2020 entry “My Last Breath”, or if he would like to showcase something a bit different in 2021.
In response, the star noted “I’d defo come back with a big banger!”.
I’d defo come back with a big banger!— James Newman (@JamesNewmanUk) April 29, 2020
The song writers that James has been working with include:
Adam Argyle is credited on songs by Dua Lipa, former Spice Girls member Mel C and James Arthur.
Ed Drewett has written hits such as “Black Magic” and “Shout Out to My Ex” by Little Mix, as well as songs for One Direction, Olly Murs and Craig David.
Iain James Farquharson
Iain James Farquharson has written for singers such as One Direction, Little Mix and Olly Murs. He’s also co-written two other previous Eurovision entries – Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2011 winning entry “Running Scared” by Ell & Nikki, as well as Belgium’s Eurovision 2013 song “Love Kills” by Roberto Bellarosa.
As of now though, we will have to wait for further official details surrounding the UK’s Eurovision 2021 participation and their artist selection.
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