James Arthur adds another classic ballad to his catalogue with new single Falling Like The Stars: First listen preview

Falling Like The Stars precedes James's third album this Autumn.

Wondering what the future holds can, for many reasons, be a daunting prospect - but when it comes to matters of the heart, James Arthur is only after the simple things in life. 

"I can see four kids and no sleep. We'll have one on each knee, you and me," he sings on his new single, called Falling Like The Stars, which is out this Friday (May 10).

Fair enough you might think, but what are his predictions for 18 years down the line, when said children have grown up and the honeymoon phase of your relationship is a distant memory? "You're still the girl in the club," he insists, "when I held your hair up, because you'd had too much." Just lovely.

As you might have guessed, Falling Like The Stars is James back in big ballad territory, following his Top 10 stompathon Rewrite The Stars with Anne-Marie. It's largely a piano and strings affair, with the odd twinkly flourish and booming bass thrown in for added melodrama. Listen to a short clip of the track below: 

The song was written by James with singer-songwriter (and former Voice UK contestant) Jamie Grey and Anders Hojer. It also completes his trifecta of emotionally wrought, wedding-ready ballads released since his last chart-topping album Back From The Edge, following Naked and Empty Space. Expect them all to feature on his new album, which in pencilled in for this autumn.