RICHARD ASHCROFT Releases 'This Thing Called Life' Taken From His Upcoming ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ Album Plus Watch The Poignant Music Video

Published on 22 September 2021 at 10:46

By Kevin Malton (Editor)


Richard Ashcroft has today released the new acoustic version of ‘This Thing Called Life’. After previously releasing the re-worked version of the iconic ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, this new single puts a new perspective on one of his most underrated and incredible songs.


‘This Thing Called Life’ was originally recorded in 2010 with No I.D. for the RPA & The United Nations Of Sound project. Now, this new version of This Thing Called Life sounds like classic Ashcroft.  Lyrically it’s apt for current times; a plea for living in the moment and embracing whatever challenges life throws at you. 


The official video is particularly poignant. Richard is sat in a cinema watching a montage of footage from his personal life - covering his career and family life dating back to childhood. This footage is interspersed with Ashcroft singing the song on stage, a performance that was recently filmed at Richmond Theatre. 



'This Thing Called Life' is taken from Richard Ashcroft's upcoming album 'Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1' which is released on October the 29th. With acoustic re-working of Ashcrofts' greatest hits, the album also feature a duet with Liam Gallagher on ‘C’Mon People (We’re Making It Now)’. ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ is available to pre-order here. 


Richard Ashcroft will play An acoustic evening of his classic songs at the following venues. Remaining tickets for Liverpool are available from, and 



16th - London, Palladium (SOLD OUT) 

17th - London, Palladium (SOLD OUT) 

29th - Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena 



1st - London, Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT) 


Follow Richard Ashcroft: 

Official site 


Apple Music 






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