- 22 Jul 19
The rapidly rising star - and Lewis Capaldi co-writer - performs his new single in the outskirts of London.
Following the success of his recent single, 'Have You Had Enough Wine?', which earned BBC Radio 1 play and praise from the likes of Niall Horan, Irish singer-songwriter JC Stewart has shared a new acoustic performance of his latest single 'Bones'.
The self-described "Professional Sadboy" has seen his career shoot to new heights over the last 12 months, with previous Hot Press Tracks of the Day 'Like I Did' and 'Medicine' firing him past the 10 million streams landmark. Citing the likes of Hozier, Dermot Kennedy and Tom Waits among his influences, he also earned co-writing credits for Lewis Capaldi's 'Hollywood', which featured on the chart-topping album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
Now the Derry-born artist's live profile is exploding too, with all four shows in his upcoming residency at The Islington in London selling out within a matter of hours.
In his new video, filmed in a naturalistic, observational style by Jackson Ducasse (Dua Lipa, New Order, Grace Carter), JC performs his latest single on the outskirts of London. The studio version of the track is also available now.
"'Bones' is one of the most honest songs I have ever written," says JC. "I wrote it the day after my first ever break-up and all the lyrics just spilled onto the page really quickly. I'm super excited that it's coming out after so long!"
JC co-wrote 'Bones' with Sam Merrifield (Lewis Capaldi, JP Cooper), and Dirty Hit artist Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Other recent collaborations include some of the world's leading producers and songwriters, such as Grammy-winning Fred Ball (Beyoncé and Jay-Z), Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey), Greg Wells (Dua Lipa, Adele), Toby Gad (Jess Glynne, John Legend), Jon Green (Rag N Bone Man, James Bay) and Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy).
JC supports Anne-Marie at Custom House Square in Belfast on August 18, and headlines The Islington in London September 23-26.
Watch his acoustic performance of 'Bones' below: