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9 September 2013, 13:59
The UK singer-songwriter also says Simon Cowell has been "so positive" about his first record.
James Arthur says he hopes people give his new music "a chance" and promises his upcoming debut album will be a "reintroduction" to him as an artist.
The 'Impossible' singer has just unveiled new single 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' as well as confirming a November release for his self-titled record, and says X Factor boss Simon Cowell has been "so positive" about his musical direction.
"I hope people won't have closed minds so they don't give it a chance because of what's happened in the past," James told Daily Star this week, referring to the success of other male X Factor winners. ""'m proud of this body of work so if people want to hate it that's their problem.
"It's a reintroduction to me and is meant to make you want to be crazy and dance and enjoy yourself," the UK singer explained, before adding: "Simon [Cowell] has been so positive about everything.
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"I've been given such licence with this album, I've been able to completely express myself and have freedom," he added. The people I've worked with have been cool and credible, I haven't been stuck with formulaic pop producers."
James Arthur returns with new single 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You' on 20th October while the album 'James Arthur' drops on 4th November.