James Blunt will release his new single ‘Bonfire Heart’ on October 7. The song is the first single to be taken from his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’ which is released on October 21, through Atlantic Records.
The video has a great story behind it. James said: ‘We shot the video throughout Wyoming and Idaho over two days using real characters, and the final scene took place in the car park of a bar, where everyone we’d met on the journey would meet up and we planned to film a wrap party. What we didn’t know was that in the bar, a wedding was taking place, and when they saw us arrive, the entire wedding piled out and joined us. I played them all You’re Beautiful in the car park on my guitar, with the bride and groom pushed to the front by the 80-strong crowd, and then we lit fires and sparklers, put on Bonfire Heart, and the bride and groom had their first dance to it, which we filmed, and which is now the climax of the video. In fact, it stopped being my promo video, and became their wedding video.’
‘Bonfire Heart’ is written by James, with Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyonce, Maroon 5), who also produced the track. Like all of James Blunt’s best work, the melody for ‘Bonfire Heart’ will quickly etch itself into the listener’s consciousness, and you’ll soon be humming along to the sweetly reflective verses, and anthemic chorus.
The rest of the album is produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck, Moby, Foo Fighters), who worked with James on his multi-platinum selling debut ‘Back To Bedlam’, with additional production from Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright, Jason Mraz).
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