James have revealed ‘Recover’ as the third track from their upcoming studio album, All The Colours Of You, due to be released on 4 June.

The song is the ‘most personal and reflective track on the record’, and tells of the death of vocalist Tim Booth’s father-in-law to Covid during the first wave in the spring of last year. The accompanying video can be found below.

Of the new track, Booth said: “This song is made and dedicated to all those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic or otherwise. It speaks to the waiting, the pain of not being able to be there when they pass, and the gift of love of their life”.

All The Colours Of You will be the Manchester band’s sixteenth studio album, following from 2018’s, Living in Extraordinary Times.

The upcoming album was recorded in part before Covid struck, and is produced by the Grammy award winning Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, The Killers).

The band will also be heading on a UK tour in November and December this year with Happy Mondays, featuring stops in Leeds and Manchester as well as a string of festival dates.

You can view their full tour dates below and buy tickets here.

UK TOUR with Special Guests HAPPY MONDAYS:


Thu 25 LEEDS First Direct Arena

Fri 26 BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena

Sun 28 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Tue 30 GLASGOW SSE Hydro


Wed 01 DUBLIN 3 Arena

Fri 03 MANCHESTER Arena (Sold Out)

Sat 04 LONDON Wembley Arena



Fri 30 GLASGOW Playground Weekender


Sun 01 DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival


Thu 02 LANCASTER Highest Point Festival

Sat 04 WARRINGTON Neighbourhood Weekender

Thu 09 SCARBOROUGH Open Theatre

Fri 17 ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight Festival


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