We at August Man Malaysia had the opportunity to speak to the The Afterlove singer, James Blunt, during a one-on-one interview session, hours prior to his concert. Witty and hilarious, James Blunt was certainly a delight to chat with.
“I’ve always been very direct”, said Blunt when asked about his (often times hilarious) approach in dealing with hate comments head on in social media. “You know people can just be really unkind to each other, particularly in social media, and it’s worth pointing out that that’s not necessary how we should treat each other”. Blunt continued.
“I think it surprised me but it’s awesome” said Blunt when he was asked about “You’re Beautiful” becoming a wedding staple despite its true lyrical meaning. “I think also when you write a song, you write, I write it about my personal experience. That’s the inspiration behind it. But when you put a song out, I really enjoy that people relate it to their own lives, they take it on and it becomes their song in a way.” Said Blunt as he continued.
The concert is part of his The Afterlove Tour in an effort to promote his latest album. Released in 2017, The Afterlove has proven to be a success, hitting the top 10 spot in over ten countries, including Britain and Australia. In The Afterlove, Blunt worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder from One Republic and Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol.
*Special thanks to Warner Music Malaysia