‘You Give Me Something’ singer James Morrison reveals he finds it tough to write music during difficult periods of his life.
He told the Metro newspaper’s Guilty Pleasures column: “If I’ve got really stuff going on, it’s not like I can write a song that day and it’s going to help me. The love of music has always been there and, as soon as I stay away from my guitar or the singing for too long, it claws me back.
“It’s never gone but sometimes it’s turned down. Going through a lot of s*** with my youngest girl, and having to put my career on the back burner for a little bit, just allowed me to have perspective.”
The 37-year-old singer lost his dad a decade ago, and he admitted it might him reassess his priorities, reports femalefirst.com.
James Morrison said: “I was only on my second or third album at that point, and so all my career recognition that I thought was super-important to me, it turned out it wasn’t as important as my family.”
Now, Morrison, who also has 13-year-old daughter Elsie with his wife Gill, is “in a good place” as he tries to strike a “balance”.
He added: “I’m still trying to get the balance right. The last few years, I’ve gone through some soul-searching and I’ve come out the other side feeling quite solid and grounded as an artist.”
Previously James Morrison was in the news when he performed at all-star global concert is all set to mark the tenth anniversary edition of International Jazz Day on April 30, 2021.
Hosted by multi-Academy Award winning actor Michael Douglas, it was streamed live from UNESCO in Paris and the United Nations in New York with a lineup of some of the best international artists performing from cities around the world.