James Arthur returned with a nostalgic, guitar-heavy new single "Empty Space," via Columbia Records, on Friday (Oct. 18). The singer followed it up with a cinematic video on Friday (Nov. 2) starring Harry Potter’s Tom Felton.
“This song is for anyone who has ever deeply loved and lost someone dear to them, and is then faced with the struggle of trying to fill that void," Arthur said of the song. "It is about coming to terms with the fact that only that special person can truly fill the empty space.”
Arthur tries to overcome the pain following a breakup with lyrics like "I don't see you/ You're not in every window I look through/ And I don't miss you/ You're not in every single thing I do." His slowed-down guitar riffs paired with a softer melody evoke strong feelings of nostalgia.