Craig David

R+B star CRAIG DAVID is now grateful for the emotional break-up of his last relationship - because it gave him easy material for his third album.

The upcoming LP has been two years in the making, and David admits he was struggling until finding love and then losing it again sent him into a writing frenzy.

He says, "I was in an eight month relationship between the second album and this one which gave me so much food for thought.

"The intricacies of being in a relationship just fascinate me.

"When you're single it's such a different kind of perspective of thing, but when you're actually in a relationship it inspires you to write so many things."