James Arthur is keeping us fed with not only new songs but new videos as well! Our playlists are full of his music, and we just keep adding more every time he drops a new song. His music is not only indescribably good, but it’s also addicting.
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Speaking of being addicting, James’ latest masterpiece is called ‘Medicine,’ and it’s high on our list of all-time favorite James Arthur songs to date! It’s packed with emotion, and James sings with such intoxicating passion that we can’t help but fall in love with it. The song opens right away with heavy-hitting instrumentals and, of course, James’ indulgent vocals singing the beginning of the poetic and powerful lyrics, “You’re my bulletproof vest when it’s getting dangerous. Always made me feel blessed, you’re my guardian angel.”
About the song, James says:
‘Medicine’ is an uplifting ode to self, to relationships, to community and connection, and to the healing, restorative powers of love over adversity. It is, you might say, the perfect song for spring 2021. The last year has forced any couple to look at themselves. It held a mirror up to us all, didn’t it? And my partner was hugely supportive through that whole time. There are some pretty dark lyrics in there: ‘When I’m suicidal, you don’t let me spiral…’
James Arthur on ‘Medicine’
The lyric he stated above is not the only lyric of this song that cuts deep and made us tear up a little. The line: “I feel like you could save me now. I know I hurt you. I don’t deserve you, no…” is a little too relatable and really takes a bat to our feels. Then there’s this line that’s part of the chorus: “You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline. You take the pain whenever I’m in hell again” that makes us cry at how beautiful a love that must be to be able to pull someone out of their darkest moments. Overall, the song is a real-tearjerker and the lyrics are heart-wrenching with mid-tempo music that makes up for the sad parts and is catchy enough that you still want to dance to it.
That’s just scratching the surface. We haven’t even talked about the video yet! We tuned in for the video’s premiere on YouTube, and it was so much fun getting to chat with other fans in real-time and enjoying the first-ever public viewing of the new video together. James had some technical difficulties, so chatting with him wasn’t long, but we got a little bit of insight into the video. We learned that it is one of his favorite videos he’s ever done, and we agree whole-heartedly! The video is a mosaic of different colors and aesthetic visuals that create an intimate and enthralling atmosphere for fans to enjoy, while James flawlessly performs in different settings. It’s simple enough to keep you focused on the story the song is trying to tell but dynamic enough to keep you hypnotized to the screen. Check it out below!
It’s so perfect, and we can’t wait to see what he does next! In the meantime, be sure to stream the single here!
Okay, now that you’ve reveled in the brilliance that is ‘Medicine,’ we want to hear from you! What do you think of the song? What about the video? Do you think it’s one of his best songs? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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Featured Image Source: as posted by James Arthur via Instagram