Look, at this point, if you aren’t stanning James Arthur, we don’t know if we can help you, but we’ll try. He’s beyond talented and is one of the nicest guys around. But, here we are, trying to convince you- yet again.
James Arthur is one of our top solo artists ever. He’s got the most angelic and unique vocals we’ve ever heard and is just overall a talented, fantastic human being. His latest release, ‘Medicine,’ showed fans a deep, raw, and personal side to him that only made us feel closer to him and his music. Now, he’s released the acoustic version of the track and set the emotional meter into overdrive. From James‘ ethereal melodies to the intimate setting the performance takes place in, it’s the recipe for perfection, and we get goosebumps every time we watch it, but who wouldn’t? It’s flawless in all aspects. Just watch the video below, prepare for an otherworldly experience, and bask in the glory of it all. Then, stream the acoustic version here, or the single version here.
This new acoustic version had us swooning over James Arthur so much that we wanted to deep dive into some of our other favorite acoustic versions he’s done with you, Honey Poppers! By the end of this article, you’ll be head over heels in love with James and his music, but it’ll be the most excellent decision you’ve ever made! So, let’s get into it!
‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
This song is probably his most well-known among the masses, but that doesn’t make it any less magical, especially this acoustic version. There’s no shortage of talent flowing through James, and he showcases that vocal talent here. With sultry finesse and graceful perfection, it’s such a flawless acoustic set.
This song popped off on TikTok recently, awakening a new wave of appreciation for it, but the acoustic version deserves more hype. James can fully captivate his audience with just his vocals, and the stripped-back version puts this on full display. Seriously, he could sing with this fully acapella, and it would still give us goosebumps, which speaks volumes on how powerful his vocals alone are. Overall, we are living for this.
‘Can I Be Him’
This is one of our top five James Arthur songs and for a good reason! But, we might even place the acoustic version in the top three, as it creates such a beautiful spark inside us when we listen to it. And chills? FULL BODY! He’s so insanely talented and makes you feel every emotion he wants to portray, and we are in love with it.
Where do we start with this beautiful number? We’ve had this song on repeat already, but this acoustic rendition takes it to a whole other level of phenomenal. It’s an out-of-body experience to listen to this on full volume with our headphones in, and you can bet that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do.
A moment of silence for this song, please! WOW! One of James’ most raw and emotional, based on his own experiences, but there’s something about this acoustic version that makes our souls quake with emotion. We cry when we listen to it, but we are so proud of James and everything he’s overcome and accomplished. It’s beautiful to watch him gives his all in this performance, and we’re here to support him for years to come.
This is, by far, one of our all-time favorite James Arthur songs. It’s a hard punch in the feels every time we hear it, and we relate to it so hard, but this acoustic version just hits different, and we get chills from the second it starts. It provides an astronomical experience you can’t get anywhere else, and we’re obsessed with it.
What do you think of the acoustic version of ‘Medicine’? Which acoustic James Arthur song is your favorite? 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: still courtesy of ‘Medicine’ Acoustic music video