JGC recently introduced me to James Blunt via BACK TO BEDLAM, Blunt's new album. A former Captain who was stationed in war torn Kosovo as part of NATO’s peacekeeping force and who once protected the Queen and the Queen Mother, Blunt drew on his personal experience to create a breathtaking debut of sing-along songs accompanied by lyrics that are at times grief laden and at times uplifting but always heartfelt.
Maintaining a confessional tone throughout the 10-song record, Blunt sings about unattainable romance in You’re Beautiful (undoubtedly dedicated to many people out there who are in great need of ego boosters), close friendship in Cry, inner journeys in Tears And Rain, and failed relationship in the piano-accompanied ballad Goodbye My Lover.
With his talent in crafting songs filled with emotional resonance and given the fact that the singer-songwriter was immediately signed by Linda Perry (who also happens to pen hits for pop-startlets such as Pink and Christina Aguilera), James Blunt definitely is on his way to becoming the Most Promising Male Artist of the decade.
"You're beautiful. You're beautiful.You're beautiful, it's true. I saw your face in a crowded place, And I don't know what to do, 'Cause I'll never be with you."
Sometimes I can't blame JGC for his seemingly Svengali effect on me. Not that I'm complaining.
James Blunt's website here.