Good news on the whole James Blunt crisis
James Blunt has told a weary world that he has no plans to write any new music anytime soon. Thank Christ...
The singer, who also served time in the army in Kosovo, rose to notoriety in 2004 with his breakthrough album 'Back To Bedlam' which became the best-selling British album of the 21st century.
The campaign in Kosovo was a formative experience for young James. Many have theorised that his main musical influences came from the music that the US forces used to pipe into POW cells to torture them and the resulting screams.
After the army, James Bland as he’s also known, perfected the whiney, hokey singer-songwriter shtick and his hit single “You’re Beautiful” was the soundtrack to many insufferable romantic-comedies and teen break-ups.
Speaking to the Daily Mail from Ibiza where he’s living it up since finishing his world tour, Blunt says he has no plans to unleash any of his music on an unsuspecting public for an extended period, "I just want to take some time out for myself. I haven’t got any plans to do more songwriting. I have been chilling out since I finished my world tour and I’ve spent a lot of time in Ibiza, where I have a villa."
The traumatised music industry breathed a sigh of relief with this news, but remains watchful lest James Blunt ever makes a comeback.
For those who have lived under a rock for the last 10 years or need a reminder on who James Blunt is after successfully repressing his music, here’s a primer on the singer by Bill Bailey: