The former X Factor winner shows off his vocals and emotions in the stripped back black and white visual.
In the video, which was directed by Emil Nava, James performs the song in an empty studio as the camera pans 360 degrees.
'Recovery' charts James' deeply personal journey from winning the ITV reality show, to the making of his debut album.
As the follow up song to his number two hit, 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You', 'Recovery' is the third single to be taken from James' self-titled album.
After winning X Factor last year, James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with 'Impossible'. And in the new year, the rising star will have a hectic schedule, as he'll be kicking off his first UK and European headline tour in January!
Watch 'Recovery' in the video below: