Whatever you think of James Blunt’s music career, it’s hard to deny that the man is one of the true greats of Twitter.
Blunt recently took a break from spitting out comebacks so perfect they deserve constant applause to record some music. Coming back to Twitter, he announced his new album the only way he knew how.
He tweeted: “If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017.”
If you thought 2016 was bad – I'm releasing an album in 2017.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) December 13, 2016
Hilarious – but he couldn’t be more wrong. With a new James Blunt album comes anti-Blunt Twitter critics, and with anti-Blunt Twitter critics comes the singer’s on point comebacks. And that could only make 2017 a great year to look forward to.
The musician’s last – and fourth – album was 2013’s ‘Moon Landing’. But he is, of course, best known for his divisive 2005 single ‘You’re Beautiful’, which sent one half of the UK population swooning and the other on the brink of insanity.
Here’s a refresher if you can’t remember hearing this at a house party or 10:
But besides his deeply divisive music career, he absolutely owns Twitter.
Like that time he corrected a critic on when he was last relevant:
2006, actually. RT @K_Dick33: Why does James Blunt have a million followers? He stopped being relevant in 2009
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) January 30, 2015
Or the countless times he made fun of his own music:
Yeah, I bought those 20 million albums myself. RT @TroyJosephDavis: no one really likes James Blunt right?
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) April 17, 2015
Coming out is hard. RT @megyn_wbu: Why is my brother listening to James Blunt
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) July 31, 2015
And pretty much just every other time he’s on Twitter:
Just that and a few super models. RT @_idkmatilda: has James blunt done anything other than that one song in his whole career
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) October 8, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT: In keeping with other greats such as Prince, J Lo and Diddy, I announce that henceforth, I am to be known only as J Blo.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) April 1, 2015
You know we’d win the Eurovision Song Contest if you just had the balls to enter me.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) March 9, 2015
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February 8, 2015
Bring on the 2017 album, Blunt.
Here’s to hoping it’s 12 cover versions of ‘You’re Beatiful’.