John Newman drops new music video with Calvin Harris days after confirming his brain tumour has returned


John Newman has unveiled his new music video for catchy track Ole in collaboration with Calvin Harris, two days after revealing his brain tumour has returned.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter has said he is determined to keep making music despite the diagnosis, which has come four years after he first suffered from the non-cancerous tumour that left him going blind.

And he did not disappoint fans as he released the envy-inducing video for Ole, which sees him sporting an array of funky tropical shirts while chilling with Calvin on a yacht just off the coast of Las Cabos in Mexico.

The slow but toe-tapping and full-of-soul song gained headlines back in July when it was released, as it appeared to feature plenty of lyrical digs to Calvin's ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.

While it might be expected that the video would then feature a Taylor lookalike - a tried and tested method in revenge-based music videos - the girls used in the clip couldn't have looked anything less like the US pop star.

John Newman and Calvin Harris in Ole
John Newman and Calvin Harris in the Ole music video (John Newman VEVO/YouTube grab)

And it's rather classy, too, with John stealing the show in most of the video and 32-year-old Scottish DJ Calvin making just a few appearances.

One scene sees the musical gents walking along a beach with five beautiful women in little dresses, but it's not gaudy or sexual, and certainly not what some might have wished for as what people are considering Calvin's retaliation to Taylor moving on so quickly from their split with actor Tom Hiddleston.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday John did not disclose any details about undergoing treatment for his brain tumour but said in a statement he considered himself "one of the lucky ones".

John Newman and Calvin Harris
John Newman and Calvin Harris are joined by beautiful girls on the beach in the music video (John Newman VEVO/YouTube grab)

He said: "This was going to come out at some point and it's probably best it's out in the open now.

"I have been monitored constantly since the first time I had the tumour removed. There was always a chance that it could return and it is unfortunate but it is something I am prepared to get through when the time is right, some point next year.

"The medical staff have been absolutely amazing and I know I am in the best of hands. Nothing will ever stop me from doing the job I love so much, nothing will ever stop me from making music.

"People shouldn't worry about me, the prognosis is good and there are so many people in far more serious situations.

"I just hope this in some way helps raise awareness for those people and encourages people to be tested and treated as early as possible. I am one of the lucky ones!"