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James Newman

James Newman is a multi-platinum selling, Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter.

In 2013 James won a Brit Award for co-writing the British Single of the Year Waiting All Night, performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre; this became his first UK Number 1.

It wasn’t long before he co-wrote another UK chart-topper, Blame, this time for Calvin Harris and his younger brother John Newman. The song was a massive hit in several countries including the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Mexico.

Yorkshire-born Newman has worked with many famous artists over the years, including Ed Sheeran who recorded the vocals for Lay It All On Me, a certified platinum single in the UK and US. The singer-songwriter has also been nominated for a Grammy twice, co-writing Coping from Toni Braxton’s album Sex & Cigarettes, and Let ‘Em Talk from Kesha’s album Rainbow.

At the beginning of 2020, James recorded his previous Eurovision entry My Last Breath in Scotland while he was staying on a loch with fellow songwriters Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle. James released his debut EP The Things We Do in Summer 2020 and ended the year with another new collaboration with Armin Van Buuren, Slow Lane.

James has two pet house rabbits: Brick and Wilma.

Lyrics of Embers

Sometimes I know
My fire burns low
But as long as you’re with me I’ll never get cold
Day and night
Through darkness and light
I’ll never worry when you’re by my side


Oh
Feelings change
And seasons fade, but
Nothing will burn us out
Nothing can stop us now


Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light up the room)


Out of the embers
There’s a fire burning for you
(yeah there’s a fire, burning for you)


I feel it heating up
There’s still a chance for us
Down here in the ashes yeah there’s something glowing
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light)


Light up the Room


You and me
Forever we’re free
We’re cool under pressure
And that’s all we need


So take my hand
And forget the past
We’re in this together there’s no looking back


Oh
Feelings change
And seasons fade, but
Nothing will burn us out
Nothing can stop us now


Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light up the room)


Out of the embers
There’s a fire burning for you
(yeah there’s a fire, burning for you)


I feel it heating up
There’s still a chance for us
Down here in the ashes yeah there’s something glowing
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light)


Light up the Room


Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light up the room)
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room
(yeah you and I, gonna light up the room)


Light up the Room