Blunt tired of writing self-pitying songs

London, Oct 17 (IANS) Singer James Blunt has revealed that his new album is more optimistic because he is tired of writing self-pitying songs.

The ‘You’re Beautiful’ singer said he initially tried to write piano-led songs for his third album ‘Some Kind Of Trouble’. But he found he was repeating himself by composing songs that evoke self-pity. So he took time off to return with a positive outlook, reports contactmusic.com.

‘After the last tour I tried writing at the piano but I was repeating myself, writing sad songs about poor old me. I needed to get away from music for a while. My new songs are more optimistic,’ he said.

Blunt, who has sold over 16 million albums in his career, said he was also aware that his songs would be interpreted by people without thinking about his original intentions.

‘One thing I did learn is that your artistic credibility goes out the window when you have a record that big. ‘You’re Beautiful’ meant something to me, but to most people, it’s a song they sing when they’re drunk,’ he said.

‘Some Kind Of Trouble’ releases Nov 8.

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