British singer-songwriter James Blunt has described the song that made his name “annoying”.
“You’re Beautiful” was Blunt’s break-out hit when it was released in 2005, topping charts from the United States to Australia.
“There was one song that was force-fed down people’s throats, “You’re Beautiful”, and it became annoying, and then people start to associate the artist with the same word,” Blunt told an interview with the latest edition of Hello! magazine, published on Monday.
The song, which sold more than three million copies, tells the story of Blunt seeing an ex-girlfriend on the subway with another man.
The musician, 40, added his music had been marketed to women, and had therefore lost out on male fans.
“The marketing also painted me out as an insanely serious person, an earnest person and, as all my friends know, I’m anything but,” Blunt said.
“I have a couple of over-emotional miserable songs that I’m known for, but I think it’s turned that corner now.”
The album that contained the song, “Back to Bedlam”, was the most-sold in the United Kingdom in the 2000s and went platinum all over the world.
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Yesterday, ProPublica published a detailed account of failings and missteps by the U.S. Border Patrol, in whose custody 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died. As part of the story, ProPublica published several moments from a lengthy surveillance video in which Carlos struggles on the floor of his cell and then stops moving. The video, which had not been shared with Congress or the public, contradicts the government’s claim that Carlos was discovered as a result of a “welfare check.’’ It shows that his cellmate awoke, saw his motionless body, and summoned Border Patrol agents.
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Pensacola gunman showed mass shooting videos at party: report
The Saudi military student who carried out a deadly shooting spree at a US naval base showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before the attack, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The shooting Friday in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida left three dead and eight wounded, including two responding sheriff's deputies.
The revelation about the dinner party came as authorities probed whether the shooter had any accomplices.
"We're finding out what took place, whether it's one person or a number of people," President Donald Trump told reporters. "We'll get to the bottom of it very quickly.