Turns out James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful is all kinds of dark.
The overwhelming hate for one of the nation’s most disliked songs is balanced out by it’s baffling equal amount of admiration. You’re Beautiful has become a synonymous with the singer. It has also somehow forced its way into our playlists like a relative at the party who has no invitation but you can’t be arsed to tell them to leave.
However the former army reconnaissance officer turned singer-songwriter has revealed that his most popular track has a not-so-loving meaning.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Blunt revealed that song is a about a guy who’s as high as kite off some really strong drugs and harassing a woman on a train.
He explained that:
Everyone goes, ‘Ah, he’s so romantic. I want ‘You’re Beautiful’ as my wedding song.’ These people are fucked up. You get labelled with these things like, ‘Oh, James Blunt. Isn’t he just a soft romantic?’ Well, fuck that. No, I’m not. ‘You’re Beautiful’ is not this soft romantic fucking song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a fucking 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.
Excellent, way to get people to like you even more James. At least he’s honest in how he feels about the song that’s made him so popular.
He told the interviewer that despite being thankful for You’re Beautiful he’s gotten pretty sick of it.
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 fucking throat a shitload.
However just because he’s tired of the song doesn’t mean he won’t stop playing it at his concerts as he feels it would be ‘disrespectful to his fans’.
James Blunt released his new album The Afterlove last week which you can buy on CD, vinyl and iTunes.