Optimistic singer James Blunt

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2010

This article is from 2010.

James Blunt

James Bluint claims his new album is ''more optimistic'' because he got tired of writing self-pitying songs

James Blunt got tired of writing self-pitying songs.

The 'You're Beautiful' singer said he initially tried to write piano led songs for his third album 'Some Kind Of Trouble', but found he was repeating himself, so took time off and returned to writing when he had a more positive outlook.

James said: "After the last tour I tried writing at the piano, but I was repeating myself, writing sad songs about Poor Old Me. I needed to get away from music for a while. My new songs are more optimistic."

James - who has sold some 16 million albums in his career - also said he realised when he got to a certain level of fame that his songs would be interpreted by people without thinking about his original intentions for them.

He added: "One thing I did learn is that your artistic credibility goes out the window when you have a record that big. 'You're Beautiful' meant something to me, but to most people, it's a song they sing when they're drunk."

'Some Kind Of Trouble' is released on November 8.

James Blunt

The polite ex-squaddie troubadour returns with a new album Moon Landing.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Tue 21 Nov

£44.88–£61.38 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 25 Nov

£40–£55 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Fri 24 Nov

£44–£60.50 / 0844 847 1515

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