James Blunt’s new video for the single “Monsters” is bringing fans to tears. The popular singer recently announced that his father, Colonel Charles Blount, a former cavalry officer, is suffering from a stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Blunt’s new single is a tribute to his dying father, who is also starring in the video. The simple minimalistic video with a single cut and plenty of emotions was directed by renowned director Vaughn Arnell. James Blunt is set to return to Prague at the start of March. He will perform with his band at the Prague Tipsport Arena, on Friday6th ofMarch, as part of the tour supporting his brand new album “Once Upon A Mind”. Blunt has decided to donate all proceeds from “Monsters” to the Help For Heroes and British Legion organisations.
“I’m not your son, you’re not my father/ we’re just two grown men saying goodbye/ no need to forgive, no need to forget/ I know your mistakes and you know mine,” he sings in the new “Monsters” music video. While trying to hold his tears, James Blunt shows the camera raw emotion. Soon, the shot widens, only to reveal Blunt’s father sitting right next to him.
The video was shot in a gothic Oxfordshire house under the supervision of director Vaughn Arnell, who has previously worked with stars such as Robbie Williams, One Direction or George Michael. The very same location was also featured in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace”. James Blunt decided to donate proceeds from the song “Monsters” towards the Help For Heroes and British Legion organisations.
The singer, who has written hits such as “You’re Beautiful”, “Goodbye My Lover” or “Wisemen”, has a close relationship to the army. He graduated from the military academy and served in war-ridden Kosovo. After leaving the army, he recorded his debut album “Back to Bedlam”, which became one of UK’s highest selling albums of all time. Since then, he has sold more than 23 million records worldwide. After taking Europe by storm, he also became the first British artist to hit number 1 in the US charts since Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind”. Blunt’s first concert in the Czech Republic took place in the sold-out Lumbe’s gardens in the summer of 2006. The demand was so high, that the organiser had to temporarily expand the capacity of the concert venue.