Press Release

James Arthur and Kelly Clarkson Release “From the Jump”



– originating from James Arthur’s #1 album “Bitter Sweet Love”

Kelly Clarkson & James ArthurListen here.

If pop lovers around the globe had to sit down and come up with the perfect duet collaboration, it might be something like this: mega-charming Grammy winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame meets remarkably down-to-earth RIAA Diamond Single awardee. In real life, however, it is even more than that: KELLY CLARKSON and JAMES ARTHUR together on one record means two global superstars with legions of fans, billions of streams, hundreds of celebrated performances, multiple awards, and countless number 1 hits amplify their experience and musical excellence to send FROM THE JUMP straight to pop paradise. Listen here.

FROM THE JUMP is the duet version of Arthur’s album track and the fourth official release from “Bitter Sweet Love,” which dropped in early 2024. The intimate yet powerful ballad is the ideal setting for a magical encounter: Just when we’ve made ourselves comfortable in Arthur’s gentle vocal embrace, letting him take us back to the summer breeze and fall asleep out by the willow trees, Clarkson steps in to promise she will find and hold her lover forever: Remember, I told you I’ll never let go. And when Clarkson and Arthur finally unite their passion in the shared chorus, any uncertainty dissolves.

Says Arthur, “When I heard Kelly’s vocals on this, my mind was blown. What a great honor to have someone of her caliber feature on one of my favorite songs from this body of work. I’m so excited for the fans to hear it.” Kelly Clarkson adds “James has such an incredible voice, so I was stoked when he sent me this song to jump on with him. I love singing with artists who inspire me and vocalists I adore! That’s my favorite kind of duet partner. FROM THE JUMP is such a cool song. It has this singer/songwriter vibe but with these pop elements of catchiness that I really dig. The melody is beautiful, and the writing is so great that I was very excited to sing on it with him!”

If there have ever been voices that inspire us to believe that everything is possible and make the line, I knew I’d die for you right from the jump the most endearing declaration of love – it’s definitely these two. FROM THE JUMP is this year’s anthem for all the incurable lovers out there – with fragile storytelling, earth-shaking emotion, and a gigantic melody performed by true masters of their craft.


About James Arthur:

Following the success of his latest album “Bitter Sweet Love,” multi-Platinum artist James Arthur has recently returned from his sold-out UK and Europe tour to celebrate his second number 1 album after eight years in the industry: “I feel this is symbolic of all the highs and lows in my career – everything I’ve been through.” The Middlesbrough-born songwriter has scored four Top Ten albums, with 2016’s “Back From The Edge” hitting the number 1 spot for the first time, three Brit Award nominations and collaborations with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello and many more.

Today, Arthur is one of the world’s biggest streaming artists, with more than 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. “Say You Won’t Let Go” became his breakthrough hit in the US, was officially the UK’s most streamed song in 2016, and has gone on to be enjoyed via four billion streams while the song’s official video has achieved 1.5 billion views on YouTube. The track was certified Diamond in Canada in 2020.


About Kelly Clarkson:

Kelly Clarkson is one of the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of over 25 million albums and 40 million singles. Her multi-Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” kicked off its 5th season earlier this year and the show has already been picked up through 2025. Additionally, she was the winning coach on seasons 14, 15, 17, and 21 of “The Voice.” The Texas-born singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of American Idol and quickly became one of pop’s top singles artists, in addition to the first artist to top each of Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts.

“Chemistry” marks Kelly’s tenth studio album for which she received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album.” “Chemistry” debuted to outstanding reviews in conjunction with an exclusive sold-out Las Vegas engagement, where she and her band immersed fans in an intimate music experience that spans her two-decade long catalog of award-winning hits. Clarkson has released nine albums, one EP, one greatest hits album and two children’s books (New York Times bestseller “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” and “River Rose and the Magical Christmas”).

Clarkson was recently honored with the 2,733rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the recipient of an array of awards, including four consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host” for “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, one MTV Movie & TV Award, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Association Award.