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30 MARCH 2018 (Toronto, ON) – 20-year old British singer-songwriter James TW, releases his brand new single, Say Love via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The track arrives as the first new music from his eagerly awaited debut album expected to arrive this fall.


Driven by warm guitars, a climactic groove, and stadium-size beats, “Say Love” highlights TW’s voice, teeming with intense energy, vulnerable emotion, and seismic soul.  As he tells his fans, “‘Say Love’ is about the balance of excitement and patience when it comes to pursuing a new relationship.  I cannot wait for the fans to hear this new song and the others to follow." 


TW has been performing as main support for Andy Grammer’s “The Good Parts Tour 2018”, with two recent Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto. Full list of remaining tour dates and ticket information online at


In April 2016, TW dropped his 6-song debut EP, First Impressions, including the stand-out track, “When You Love Someone”.  The day after release, he hit the road as sole support on Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate World Tour”, the superstar’s sold-out 38-date tour across Europe and North America. (Prior to the tour, James opened Shawn’s sold-out headlining concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in March.)  In January, James performed “When You Love Someone” on The Today Show and Ellen; watch the latter performance here.


TW has been praised by media as, “one of the most compelling young musicians you’ll come across” (Reinvent) and, “undoubtedly one of the UK's brightest musical hopes” (Spotify UK). In addition to Huffington Post calling him “incredibly talented”, Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes refers to TW as, “inspiring and ridiculously talented".


In addition to logging over 200M global audio streams for “When You Love Someone” and 10M views on the track’s accompanying video, TW’s previously released cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s "Torn" has also accumulated over 35M global streams. Overall, his debut EP, First Impressions has reached over 400M combined streams to date.


About James TW

With his infectious blend of troubadour spirit, jazzy soul, and funk attitude, James TW packs a powerful punch, a soulful singer-songwriter with a big voice and even bigger aspirations. Raised in the small English village of Warwickshire two hours outside of London, he was named after James Taylor, his parents’ favorite musician.  In addition to JT, he was exposed to primary influences John Mayer, Jamie Cullum and Ed Sheeran, later discovering Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, James Brown, B.B. King, and Bill Withers on Spotify.  Naturally gifted, he picked up guitar at age 12, and piano the following year. A bluesy, jazz-tinged singer-songwriter style began to emerge, but he forever considers himself, “a musician first who became a singer.”  As he honed his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, James began to post cover songs on YouTube, including a standout take of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” in 2012.  The videos showcased an undeniable talent with immense technical aptitude and a voracious will to learn.  Meanwhile, his profile quietly rose as a fervent fan base rallied around him online.


Signed to Island Records in 2015, James unleashed a string of scorching singles beginning that year with “Black & Blue.”  2016’s “When You Love Someone” turned the tide, amassing over 200 million global streams to date.  His 6-song First Impressions EP, including “When You Love Someone,” has accumu­lated over 400 million combined streams to date. Non-EP tracks “Please Keep Loving Me” and “For You” both surpassed 18 million streams in 2017. Despite (or because of) his youth, James’ undeniably roman­tic lyrics offer a distinct point of view, conveying an incom­pa­r­able wisdom about love, heartbreak and the world around him.  Widely appealing but hardly typical, his songs demonstrate critical elements of experi­enced songwriting that resonate with ease, with weight and a sense of staying power that is rare in today’s pop music, “the missing link between Laurel Canyon and Motown.”


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