James Blunt Exclusive
The Beautiful singer tells MTV how Spanish farmers influenced his new album and slates downloading.
James Blunt has exclusively revealed the details of his second record All The Lost Souls to us.
In a wide ranging chat the singer- whose Back To Bedlam is the biggest selling album of the millennium- spoke about recording on the White Isle and attacked downloading culture.
I think we just have lost the interest and ability to find albums anymore and to look at what musicians create, said Blunt. We make albums and yet radio requires that we have singles that are 3 minutes thirty long.
He continued: There wont be another Stairway To Heaven released as a single because its not 3 minutes thirty, so it wont be on radio and then people wont click on it on I-tunes,
Their digital world makes it difficult to buy as an album and much easier to buy as a single. Well miss the new Bohemian Rhapsody and the new Stairway To Heaven.
The 29 year old also revealed how party island Ibiza influenced his new material: Its home for me and thats where I wrote All The Lost Souls the new album. I spent time out there in the summer when it was busy and wrote some up-tempo songs.
Then I went there in the winter for two and a half months where it was really quiet, all the beaches were deserted, all the clubs were closed and I hung out with a few local Spanish farmers and wrote the rest of the album.
Whatever floats your boat James!
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