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It was amazing, scary: James Blunt on 'You're beautiful' fame

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

James Blunt's most popular song "You're beautiful" released 18 years ago and became an overnight success. The singer says the lack of privacy that came with the new fame was a bit daunting for him.

The 43-year-old British musician says the exposure made him uncomfortable, reported Us magazine.

"It was amazing and scary. I'm a pretty private person, so the exposure made me uncomfortable, but you adapt, and I've had such great fun with it.

"If I were to advise anyone, rather than pursue fame and fortune, I'd recommend pursing anonymity and Hell, maybe just pursue happiness," Blunt says.

The song was off his 2004 debut album, 'Back to Bedlam'. Since then, he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and is currently on tour with Ed Sheeran.

"I've just released my fifth album, and am on my fifth world tour - making the music, and playing it live has been an amazing experience.

"I took (Ed) skiing last year, which he'd never done before, so I taught him how to ski by day, and he taught me how to write songs by night. The song we wrote is called 'Make Me Better' and it's on my new album, 'The Afterlove'," he says.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 11:07 IST