Did anyone see James Blunt on the Graham Norton Show on Friday? (Still on BBC iPlayer, for those in the UK).
I can’t work out if it was car crash telly or not. I was certainly mouth agape.
After spending over a decade as the butt of a joke, he’s relaunching his career with a song that sounds like a child’s first attempt at RnB, and lyrics that (literally) talk about how:
– he’s “a bit of a d**k”
– he’s”a bit sh*t”
– he wonders why his wife loves him because he has wandering eyes
I can’t work out whether it’s a brave confessional stance, or an actual joke.
It sounds like a comedy song. If Ricky Gervais had him as a guest star on Extras, this is exactly the kind of thing he would have him sing.
James himself seems immensely unsure of himself. Like a rabbit in headlights.
I’m torn between being impressed at his bravery and feeling pity for him. Maybe that’s the plan?