2019 single by James Blunt
“ Monsters “ is a song by English singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was written by Blunt, Amy Wadge and Jimmy Hogarth for Blunt ‘s sixth studio album Once Upon a Mind ( 2019 ). [ 1 ] It was released as the one-fourth individual from the album on 18 October 2019. [ 2 ] Blunt has decided to donate all of the net income made from the song to Help for Heroes and British Legion charities. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
background [edit ]
James Blunt ‘s forefather Charles, himself a kidney donor, was diagnosed with stage four chronic kidney disease. [ 5 ] Blunt wrote “ Monsters ” to “ express his feelings about his father and his illness, about as if it ‘s a touching farewell to his father ”. [ 6 ] In an interview with Good Morning Britain Blunt said, [ 5 ]
in truth that has been an amazing consequence. Because when you realise your father ‘s deathrate it ‘s a great opportunity to say the things I ‘d like to say to him. so I have written a song called Monsters for him .
In the lapp interview he made a plea for type O kidney donors to step forward. [ 5 ] In January 2020 MSN reported Blunt ‘s founder had been scheduled for a transplant. [ 7 ]
Music video [edit ]
The music video was filmed in Oxfordshire, UK, and it was directed by Vaughan Arnell. [ 8 ] The music video recording features James Blunt, and his father Charles Blunt. [ 6 ] The video focuses on a close up of James Blunt ‘s confront as he sings the first two verses and choruses of the song, and then switches to a wide angle showing himself and his father sitting at a table while he sings the final separate. [ 6 ] australian television presenter Lisa Wilkinson said she was “ left yawp ” after watching the music video of the sung. [ 9 ] Monika Barton of Newshub wrote about the music television, “ Go on, have a little watch and see if you have a heart, or merely equitable a sharp, pointy piece of flint where it should be ”. [ 10 ]
reception [edit ]
Blunt wrote the sung to express his feelings about his father.
Minnie Wright of the Daily Express wrote, “ Heartbreaking position illuminates the topographic point from which Blunt has penned the deeply personal Once Upon A Mind with the arrival of Monster ”. [ 11 ] Lauren Murphy of Entertainment.ie wrote, “ Before you watch this video, be warned that it ‘s pretty bully going if you ‘re feeling in any way emotionally fragile, or have lost a parent ”. [ 12 ] Rudi Kinsella of Joe wrote, “ This is one of the most emotional music videos we ‘ve seen in a very long prison term ”. [ 13 ]
Charts [edit ]
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||74|
|Canada Digital Song Sales (Billboard)||13|