James Blunt will release his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’ in the U.S. on November 5th. The album sees the British singer and songwriter going back to basics musically, with a collection of emotionally charged songs, including ‘Miss America’, which was inspired by the tragic death of Whitney Houston. James recently performed a beautifully raw version of the song which can be viewed via YouTube below.
‘Moon Landing’ is produced by Tom Rothrock, who worked with James on his multi-platinum selling debut ‘Back To Bedlam’, and Martin Terefe. The album’s first single ‘Bonfire Heart’ was co-written with Ryan Tedder.
Commenting on the new album, Blunt said, “There’s just something romantic, old-school and lonely about the moon landings. A nostalgic memory of something huge that we can hardly believe we once achieved, and for some sad reason, can’t achieve again – like first love. This is a much more personal album, and also quite back to basics.”
‘Moon Landing’ Track Listing:
1. Face The Sun
3. Bonfire Heart
4. Heart To Heart
5. Miss America
6. The Only One
7. Sun On Sunday
9. Always Hate Me
11. Blue On Blue
James Blunt will release his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’ in the U.S. on November 5th. The new album was produced by Tom Rothrock, who worked with the English singer songwriter on his multi-platinum selling debut ‘Back To Bedlam’. ‘Moon Landing’ also features production from Martin Terefe. The album’s just released anthemic first single ‘Bonfire Heart’ was co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder. Listen to the track via YouTube below.
“This is a much more personal album, and also quite back to basics,” Blunt explained. “It’s about me and Tom, the producer, finding where the story all started and where we are now. It’s an album about dreams, longing, first love. About looking in the mirror and seeing the boy you were, the man you are – and learning to be comfortable with that, flaws and all. About getting back to basics and rediscovering the power of music to communicate emotion directly and honestly, without too much polish or complication.”
James Blunt has announced details of his upcoming North American tour. The trek – which celebrates the recent release of the Custard/Atlantic recording artist’s third album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ – begins November 24th at Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Palais des Sports and then continues through a pair of eagerly awaited U.S. dates in early December, including Mystic, Connecticut’s MGM Grand At Foxwoods on December 2nd and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on December 3rd. The British singer/songwriter’s ‘Some Kind of Trouble Tour’ is slated to continue into 2012. Tickets are on sale now, with ticket information available at his official web site, JamesBlunt.com.
Some Kind of Trouble Tour
Nov. 24 Sherbrooke, QC Palais Des Sports
Nov. 25 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
Nov. 26 Moncton, NS Moncton Coliseum
Nov. 27 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
Nov. 29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Nov. 30 Ottawa, ON Scotia Bank Place
Dec. 1 Rama, ON Casino Rama
Dec. 2 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand At Foxwoods
Dec. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
James Blunt is out with the music video to his new single ‘I’ll Be Your Man’, the fourth release from the English singer songwriter’s third album ‘Some Kind Of Trouble’, out now on Custard / Atlantic. Watch it via YouTube below.
James Blunt is on the road for 11 months touring in support of his latest album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’, and despite the confined living quarters, the singer songwriter keeping with good spirits with the help of spirits. “There are 12 men on one bus. We sleep in coffin-sized bunks,” Blunt tells The Mirror. “It’s great fun. We have a few drinks and pass out – it’s like a mobile bar. I’m a simple bloke, I’m just after beer and a bit of vodka. Then we wake up in a new city.”
James Blunt visited ‘Chelsea Lately’ the other night to promote his new album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’. He talked about how Chelsea likes his last name, being a liar on Twitter, living in Ibiza and having a nightclub there, the baby on his album cover and going on a 13-month world tour, which comes to the U.S. in April and May. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
James Blunt spoke with the Herald Sun in a Q&A, asking the English singer songwriter how it felt to have a second album, his 2007 release ‘All the Lost Souls’, that sold 4.5 million copies yet the questioner said was viewed as a failure. “No one’s calling it a failure to my face,” Blunt responded. “Anyone who calls that a failure probably hasn’t sold a single record. ‘1973’ was a global #1. ‘Same Mistake’ is my favorite song from my first two albums. It’s my most-watched video. The record company said women complained I was licked too many times on the face in the video. I had three #1s in South America from that album and only one from the first. What I’ve learnt is that each country measures success relative to their own world. Does a chart place make it a good song? Absolutely not. A high chart place is a record company’s measurement of money, that’s it. It’s a very shallow means of evaluating success. Who knows what will happen on a commercial level with this album? On a personal level I’m excited by it and that’s a success. A lot of people will lose my albums and forget who I am in a few years, but I will still have them and I’m proud of it.” Read more.
James Blunt credits his time in the military for allowing him to feel the emotions in his songs. “We had to really understand emotions, because, if someone starts getting fearful, then they will feel aggressive,” the English singer songwriter said, according to Stuff.co.nz. “There might be moments when we are peacekeepers and understand the different sides of a story. So I think soldiers are much more aware when we come back to civilian life.”
James Blunt is out with the music video to his new single ‘So Far Gone’, the second release off the English singer songwriter’s third studio album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’, out now on Atlantic Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
James Blunt scored with Jessica Sutta after the British singer songwriter played a private listening party for his new album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ at Drai’s in Hollywood the other night. “They met up straight after James’s gig and hit it off like a house on fire. James instantly hit the bar and was buying Jessica drinks and was clearly smitten,” a source told The Sun. “They only had eyes for each other and were snuggled up in a corner of the bar laughing and joking away all night. By the end of the evening and a few drinks later, they were snogging each other’s faces off and very touchy feely before leaving together.”