Singer James Blunt announced his intentions to withdraw from the music industry during a press conference organized on Monday. The interpreter did not provide an explanation for his decision and simply stated he has no urge to write songs for the moment, according to the Washington Post.
James Blunt could be singing his final “Goodbye My Lover” to the music industry, according to the recent declarations he has made during a press conference. After relaxing in Ibiza for a long period of time, the British-born interpreter realized is no longer interested in producing music. At least, not for the following period.
James, who produced hits, such as, “You’re Beautiful” and “1973”, told reporters that he wants to “take some time out” for himself. The artist did not say whether he plans to return on stage or not, but stated that music is no longer his primary interest. In fact, soon after he finished his world tour, the artist took a long vacation in Ibiza and spent most of the time chilling with his friends.
The 28-year-old singer became famous with his 2005 album “Back to Bedlam” including the highly praised songs “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”. Before he discovered his artistic abilities, James used to be an officer in the British Army’s Life Guards. He even took part in several missions, such as, the stint he performed under NATO in 1999 in Kosovo.
The subsequent albums he released in 2007 and 2010, that is, “All The Lost Souls” and, respectively, “Some Kind of Trouble” were well-received by the public, but they never managed to rise up to the success of his first album. “Back To Bedlam” sold 11 million copies worldwide and was awarded with numerous prizes. The collection of tracks brought James Blunt five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.