Remember the early 2000s when music was actually something beautiful, meaningful? Well, sometimes the meaning may not be all that romantic as it was marketed to be. Case in point: James Blunt’s hit single, You’re Beautiful. Everyone, and I mean everyone – from metalheads to pop fans – had that track on their playlist. The video of course, was a little weird. But the words beat like a sad romance that lasted seconds, but echoed for a lifetime. Until now.
Now, James Blunt makes the track sound like something out of a psycho thriller. After years since the single released, Blunt was asked by Huffington Post about the song that stays synonymous with the British singer himself. Unfortunately, this is what he had to say: “Everyone goes, ‘Ah, he’s so romantic. I want You’re Beautiful as my wedding song.’ These people are f*cked up. You get labelled with these things like, ‘Oh, James Blunt. Isn’t he just a soft romantic?’ Well, f*ck that. No, I’m not. You’re Beautiful is not this soft romantic f*cking song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a f*cking 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.”
Uh, well thank you, James Blunt, for clarifying it now. How many men and women played this, dreaming of their significant other, or their crush, only to be crushed now that you’ve given it such a sick, twisted turn. How could we know you’re the sick one, creating this psychotic song with such a beautiful melody? But James Blunt is not sorry. In fact, he says he’s sick of it himself, having to be associated with it for so long and being requested to perform it every single time.
“But too much of a good thing turns into a bad thing eventually, and it got a lot of airplay, and it doesn’t take much to work out that kind of thing. I love hamburgers, but if you give me a hamburger for every meal, I’m gonna tire of it. Is it an annoying song? No, it’s not, unless it’s shoved down your f*cking throat a sh*tload.”
Wow. Just, wow.