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James Blunt

Growing up in England, James Blunt had a "traditional" childhood, which essentially means he was shipped off to boarding school at age seven. He excelled in science and math at school, so it wasn't a surprise that his father pushed him along the path of a military career. But school wasn't all bad: Blunt learned how to play the piano there and even tried his hand at school plays. It would be too cliche to say that Blunt's love for music helped him fight off the career designs of his over-enthusiastic father. In fact, that would be both cliche and a lie. Blunt did join the military, and in 1999 he served as a peacekeeper in Kosovo. Armed with a gun and his guitar, James did his best to keep an even keel in a place that just experienced one of the bloodiest civil wars on record. Writing was an escape for the singer-songwriter, a way to process the horrors of what he was witnessing, as songs like "No Bravery" attest. When his military time was up, Blunt focused on making music his career, got a band together and recorded some demos. Within months he landed both a publishing deal and a manager. After his performance at 2003's SXSW, Blunt met producer Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguile... See More

James Blunt Concert Films

  • All The Lost Souls, Tour 2008

    James Blunt

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 43 min

    James Blunt has been breaking hearts all over Europe as he goes on tour to promote his album All The Lost Souls.
    The honey-voiced one graces us with this performance filmed in HD in Toulouse, France. The concert features Blunt's full set of hits including worldwide smash "You're Beautiful."

    The concert ended with the song 1973, a song, says Blunt, for all lost souls, a key single from the album "all the lost souls" which exhibits a noticeable 70s influence, a nostalgic period for Blunt.
    The song is dedicated to a girl named Simonethis song that celebrates the time we spent together in 2006, said Blunt.
     
     
  • PausePlay Interview

    James Blunt

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 12 min

    International superstar, James Blunt, joins PausePlay to talk to us about touring with Ed Sheeran, being the creepiest singer he knows, stalking our host, and of course his great new album, the AfterLove.
     
     

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