James Morrison - Songs For You, Truths For Me

NME.COM feature on James Morrison - Songs For You, Truths For Me album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.

Release date: 26 September 2008

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James Morrison - Songs For You, Truths For Me: Wikipedia Album Entry

Songs for You, Truths for Me is the second album by English singer, songwriter and guitarist James Morrison, released on 29 September 2008. The album was a commercial success in the UK where it entered the album charts at number three and in Ireland where it topped the charts. It has been certified Platinum by the BPI with over 375,000 sales.

On 29 September 2008, Morrison's second album entitled Songs for You, Truths for Me was released. In the writing process for this album he worked with Ryan Tedder, Martin Terefe, Martin Brammer and Steve Robson. The album also features a duet with Nelly Furtado entitled "Broken Strings", co-written with Fraser T. Smith and Nina Woodford. From October 2008 until the end of the year Morrison has toured throughout Europe. When talking about the album, Morrison stated that the music had 'moved on' a lot from the first album but that not to the point where fans of his previous album wouldn't be able to 'get it'.

Songs For You, Truths For Me was released on the 29th of September 2008. The album entered the UK Album Chart at number three, being held off the top two spots by new albums from the Kings Of Leon and Will Young. The album was not a huge success initially and dropped out of the top ten after three weeks. The album made a gradual descent down the chart until the release of the second single of the album, "Broken Strings". Following the success of the single, the album steadily rose back up the charts before jumping from number twenty-four back into the top ten, reaching number seven. The album then went to number four and has been certified Platinum by the BPI with over 300,000 sales.
The album was a commercial success in Ireland as well. It entered the Irish Album Chart at number fourteen before dropping off the chart completely after a couple of weeks. Then, following the success of "Broken Strings". The album re-entered the chart at number seventy-three and rose through the charts until it leaped from number fourteen to number one, giving Songs For You, Truths For Me its first number one chart placing where it stayed for one week.


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