30 Marzo 2017 15:37
James Blunt has had just about enough. The British singer-songwriter is a little tired of being primarily associated with 'You’re Beautiful' – the hit that shot him to fame in 2005 and that gave him a reputation for being a hopeless romantic. The artist's main frustration is that people have totally the wrong idea about the song's meaning. Get ready to have your illusions shattered about one of the world's most-requested love songs.
'Everyone goes, "Ah, he's so romantic. I want 'You're Beautiful' as my wedding song." These people are fucked up,' he said, bluntly, in an interview for The Huffington Post. He went on to reveal the decidedly unromantic origins of his hit tune:
'You get labeled with these thing like, "Oh, James Blunt. Isn't he just a soft romantic?" Well, fuck that. No, I'm not. 'You're Beautiful' is not this soft romantic fucking song. It's about a guy who's high as a fucking kite on drugs in the subway, stalking someone else's girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv.'
In 2014, the artist already confessed that the song had become annoying for him. He blamed the record label:
'I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives' commercials.'
He may not be stalking any more women on the subway, but he still uses the London Underground to get around:
'The weird thing about the subway is no one looks at each other. So I play the O2 in London. It's a 20,000 capacity venue, and then I'll take the subway to my gig, and everyone's going to my gig, and no one looks at you. If anyone does, they say, "Hey, you look exactly like James Blunt, only smaller."'