James Bowen, who shot to fame in 2012 after the world fell in love with his story all about him and his adorable cat Bob after selling millions of copies, has released his own charity single, And Then Came Bob, with hopes that it could make this year’s Christmas number one.
And Then Came Bob, produced and written by Dominic Ferris, is now available worldwide on all online platforms with all proceeds from the profits being donated to a number of homeless charities, including The Big Issue Foundation, a charity close to James’s heart.
The song, which tells the story of James’s friendship with Bob, features orchestra, children’s choir, James’s lead vocals and guitars by Henry Facey, and it was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Simon Gibson.
James, who has recently released a new book, The Little Book Of Bob, and whose story is told in the film A Street Cat Named Bob starring Luke Treadaway, said: “Working with Dominic on this project has been the perfect opportunity to revisit my musical background. It was an intense emotional experience that tapped into some of the most pivotal moments in my previous life; those that taught me what I should cherish. I wouldn't be the person I am today without Bob. His friendship is the most precious thing in my life, and I am so grateful for the love and support that our fans have shown the two of us over the years."
A second song, Time To Move On, has been released alongside And Then Came Bob as a double A-side. Composed by Bowen and guitarist Henry Facey, the song is a contrast in style to And Then Came Bob, and lyrically provides an insight into life on the streets.
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