With Over Two Million Singles Sold, 800 Million Streams, and a Platinum-Selling Debut Album, Irish singer-songwriter, Gavin James is back with Only Ticket Home – due for release Friday October 26th!
It’s been just under 3 years since Dublin singer-songwriter, Gavin James, released his debut album, Bitter Pill. These past years have been non-stop for Gavin, with tours across the globe, including his own sold-out headline arena tour to an audience of 15,000, as well as supporting Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith along the way.
Gavin’s total streams are rapidly heading toward the One Billion Mark and rising, making him one of the most successful streamed acts in the world. His breakout hit single, Nervous, from his platinum-selling debut album, Bitter Pill, has to date achieved over 200 million streams collectively on Spotify.
Gavin explains this new journey for us:
“I’m so happy to release Only Ticket Home to the world on October 26th. […] The record as a whole is very far away from Bitter Pill, I really wanted to step a bit away from the world of ballads with this one so the majority of the record is fairly upbeat. It’s very much a record of happy sad songs”
Performing is clearly in his blood, Gavin took up guitar at 13, learning Led Zeppelin covers and forming a three-piece rock band (minus a bassist), who played gigs in skate parks. By 14, he was writing his own rock songs, which he stripped down to play on acoustic guitar with a mate.
He increased his focus on songwriting and playing, and was rewarded in 2013, aged 21, when his independently-released single, Say Hello, won the Meteor Choice Award for Song of The Year.
Gavin’s new album, Only Ticket Home, is out 26th Oct 2018, and his new single, Glow, will accompany the release, which includes a music video shot in and around his hometown of Dublin, featuring iconic locations that kick-started Gavin’s career, and featuring several cameos, including his parents and well-known musicians.
Only Ticket Home is available to pre order now through his official website: http://www.gavinjamesmusic.com and his worldwide tour starts in January 2019.