Beautiful Life (Union J song)

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"Beautiful Life"
Union J Beautiful Life.png
Single by Union J
from the album Union J
Released21 October 2013
Recorded2013
Genre Pop
Length4:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Union J singles chronology
"Carry You"
(2013)
"Beautiful Life"
(2013)
"Loving You Is Easy"
(2013)

"Beautiful Life" is a song by British boy band Union J. It was released as on 21 October 2013 as the second single from their debut studio album, Union J (2013).

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Background

On 3 September 2013, Union J announced via Twitter the name of their next single would be "Beautiful Life" and will be released on 21 October: "THE WAIT IS OVER! Our brand new single is called ‘Beautiful Life’ and is released on 21st Oct #UnionJBeautifulLife". [1] George Shelley said: "Single 2 is called Beautiful Life, and its my favourite song in the world. Means so much to me, and you'll love it!" [2] The group also commented on the track: "The guitar is back!", and Josh Cuthbert described it as a "mid-tempo song" that "builds throughout". [3] The single officially debuted on 9 September. [4]

Music video

On 4 September 2013, it was reported the band were filming the music video for their new single. [5] In late September, 4Music revealed a behind-the-scenes of the video for "Beautiful Life". [6] The video was filmed in London at a shipping dock as the song progresses young people emerge from the crates and join Union J. [7] The music video officially premiered on 16 September 2013. [8]

Critical reception

Roberts Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song three out of five stars, saying: "As such, Union J's latest single 'Beautiful Life', which encourages people to live life to the fullest - including one insecure girl who lives a 'broken dream' and spades on the make-up 'to cover up an empty space' - feels a touch on the dated side. The jaunty guitar riff, singalong lyrics and arms-aloft chorus are all present and correct, but what is sorely lacking is a dose of youthful charm." [9]

Track listing

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Beautiful Life"4:03
2."Beautiful Life" (Acoustic)4:01
Other Versions

Charts

Chart (2013)Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA) [10] 19
Scotland (OCC) [11] 7
UK Singles (OCC) [12] 8

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
Indonesia [13] 27 September 2013 Digital download Sony Music
Australia [14] 18 October 2013 RCA Records, Sony Music
Ireland [15]
New Zealand [16]
United Kingdom [17]

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