Oh My God
By Superbly wrote! 👏👏👌😢
I love it, and what James and his dad is going through, its a fantastic song. I am hoping James's dad gets his kidney in time. For this song I cried every time I've listened to it. 😢👏👏👌
James at his poignant best
By Terry Manning, Bournemouth, UK
I’m inspired to write this review because I’ve just listened to and seen the video for Monsters....
For anyone who has loved and lost their dad, this is a must watch and listen. Incredible.
Thank you James for so brilliantly capturing my thoughts and feelings for my late father. This song has helped me enormously.
All I can say is TOTALLY AMAZING SINGER SEXY TOO 😚
As good as ever
I’ve been a lifelong James Blunt fan and have grown up with his songs. The first album that 10 year old me bought in 2005 was “Back to Bedlam”, and I’ve always followed James since then.
“Once Upon a Mind” has a certain “refined rawness” to it - if that make any sense at all. As emotional as Back to Bedlam or All the Lost Souls (think “Same Mistake” or “Carry You Home”), but with the emotional and songwriting maturity you would expect of an artist 15 years in the making.
“The Truth” and “Cold” are the two most publicised from the album and are excellent, classic Blunt and very difficult to get out of your head.
There’s some brilliant acoustic work, his vocals are just as perfect as ever and yet he conveys his emotions brilliantly, such as with “Monsters” or his acknowledgment of his career progression in “Youngster”, fitted nicely to a good time.
Looking forward to seeing him very soon on tour!
One of his best
By Mr Flibble74
Very strong new album. He sounds like he's really in the zone with these songs. It all feels effortless and the melodies are very catchy. Possibly his best album since Back to Bedlham.
So refreshing to see an artist take down the guards and bare himself. This really is top work and deserves listening again and again. Enjoy with the lights down low and a glass in hand
Absolutely stunning music
By Eloise Fleming 03
Nothing I can fault, stunning songs with a lot of meaning behind them which you can hear through the songs.. personal favourite is monsters
By t c c
I think this is my favourite album James.
This album is one of the best of 2019💜
Found the track “Monsters” particularly powerful, emotional, and meaningful. Love the track “How it feels to be alive” - Powerful! There is some beautiful, complex and powerful music and lyrics here.