“Once Upon A Mind is by far James’ most personal and raw (album) since
his debut.”– The Sun
“If Back To Bedlam was his songs of innocence then Once Upon A Mind is his songs
of experience” – EVENT (Mail On Sunday)
To celebrate the release of the ‘Time Suspended’ deluxe edition of his stunning Top 3 album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, James Blunt has released a nostalgic video for previously unheard track, ‘Should I Give It All Up (Demo)’.
Shot by James himself in lockdown and directed/edited by Jacob Wise, the video for ‘Should I Give It All Up (Demo)’ features highlights from James’ official videos across the years and is a fitting celebration of a momentous career. Of the track James said, “It’s about insecurities. We all have them.”
The release of the deluxe version comes as ‘Once Upon A Mind ’fast approaches Gold status, smashing 100,000 UK sales, and features two brand new, original demos, and five stunning, acoustic versions of songs from the album.
His classic 2004 debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, was recently named as one of the top ten best selling albums of that decade, and with ‘Once Upon A Mind’, James Blunt has reinforced his reputation for writing honest, emotional songs that people can easily relate to.
‘Once Upon A Mind’ has marked a return to what James Blunt does best – writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Amongst the string of six hit singles, the album includes the breezy first single ‘Cold’, the heartbreaking ballad for his father ‘Monsters’, and the latest smash ‘The Greatest’ – of which the video applauds the NHS and health workers in the frontlines, battling the coronavirus.
James Blunt has sold over 23 million albums, had a global smash hit with ‘You’re Beautiful’ and has showcased his wit and charm more recently with his always engaging twitter account.