Some stories you just couldn’t make up. The tale of young Blunt going from armed forces orderly to supermodel serial dater is one you couldn’t make up. The secret behind his ascension into the upper echelons of international stardom? Those songs. The ubiquity of ‘You’re Beautiful’ is only the start of it, his second album All the Lost Souls is shifting in similar hot cake style. It may lack depth but it has a sincerity that is so earnest it hurts. So, fair play to him I guess.
Carling Academy, Glasgow, Wed 9 Jan; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Thu 10 Jan.