James Newman

James Newman

My Last Breath

Grand Final
Song
My Last Breath
Written by
James Newman, Adam Argyle, Ed Drewett, Iain James
Composed by
James Newman, Adam Argyle, Ed Drewett, Iain James
Broadcaster
British Broadcasting Corporation

James Newman is a multi-platinum selling, Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter. The artist won a Brit for co-writing the British Single of the Year 'Waiting All Night', performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre. It was James’ first UK Number 1 single in 2013.

It wasn’t long before he was able to co-write another UK Number 1, this time for Calvin Harris and his younger brother John Newman called Blame. The song topped the charts in several countries including the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Mexico. James has worked with many famous artists over the years, including Ed Sheeran who recorded the vocals on Lay It All On Me, a certified platinum single in the UK and US. Aside from UK success, James has also been Grammy-nominated twice, co-writing Coping from Toni Braxton’s album Sex & Cigarettes, and Let ‘Em Talk from Kesha’s album Rainbow.

James has always wanted to be an artist in his own right and is ready to launch his solo material. He has already been a featured vocalist on many successful songs; James' biggest hit came in 2018 when he collaborated with acclaimed Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren on the hit song Therapy.

James recorded his Eurovision entry My Last Breath in Scotland while he was staying on a loch (lake) with fellow songwriters Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle. He knew the song was ‘the one’ after first recording it; he loves the simplicity and feels like it gets you right away.

Lyrics of My Last Breath

Some people let go Some people let love slip away But I'm gonna hold on When no one believes I'll keep the faith And I know that we're in trouble But I swear that we'll survive If we were deep sea divers And no one came to find us If you had nothing left I'd give you my last breath I'd give you my last breath We all need a lifeline Someone to call when we're alone It's all good in the good times But I'll still be there when it all goes wrong, yes I will If we were deep sea divers And no one came to find us If you had nothing left I'd give you my last breath I'd give you my last breath And I know that we're in trouble, But I swear that we'll survive If we were deep sea divers And no one came to find us If you had nothing left I'd give you my last breath I'd give you my last breath I'd give you my last breath

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