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Title: Max Blunt
Post by: Tiiger on July 19, 2007, 12:16:58 PM
Max and James Blunt have been working together on a song from Blunt's upcoming album. "Carry You Home" will be the second single, according to James.

I'm not sure if I like this combination. Max brilliant songwriting and James Bleugh?  :twisted:
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on July 19, 2007, 12:21:52 PM
Hey,  I just heard about that and was just about to update my site!

I was very surprised about this combination. I have to admit that I have not been much of a fan of James Blunt, I could never stand that song Beautiful, however, I have seen him in interviews and I thought he was quite funny.

But, if it's a good song then I can easily become a fan!

Can anyone see official confirmation of songwriters?
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on July 19, 2007, 02:15:06 PM
Oh another intersting constellation!

I like James Blunt and have his first album!

I have totally no idea how this should sound, but with a-ha Max had also an interesting unique collaboration!!
Title: good stuff
Post by: jezusmarie on July 23, 2007, 04:24:13 AM
this is exciting, james is huge!
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on August 15, 2007, 01:51:59 AM
That's the album cover by the way

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Allthelostsouls.jpg)

Tracklist:

1973
One Of The Brightest Stars
I'll Take Everything
Same Mistake
Carry You Home
Give Me Some Love
I Really Want You
Shine On
Annie
I Can't Hear The Music
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: Tiiger on August 15, 2007, 04:33:07 PM
What an awful cover!  :x
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on August 28, 2007, 12:59:55 AM
Oh you can listen to a snippet of "Carry you home" on I-tunes now, and it's a beautiful ballad in the style of "Goodbye my lover" but with guitar.

Great one, no doubt.
Title: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on August 28, 2007, 12:50:49 PM
About the collaboration

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9548/maxoh5.jpg)
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Tiiger on September 13, 2007, 12:39:49 PM
Oh my, it is such a beautiful song  :o :o :o
Really, really LOVELY! Max did it again!  :D
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: NIKLAS"NiCkY" on September 13, 2007, 12:49:05 PM
the song is amazing james and max martin a great team....
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on September 13, 2007, 02:12:22 PM
oh I'm so glad it's a great song! I haven't heard it yet - I'm going to wait until I buy the cd - not long now!
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on September 14, 2007, 04:55:54 PM
The album is out today.
Listened to the song, it's really beautiful indeed! :)
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Out on September 15, 2007, 06:06:15 PM
Listening to this song now I don't have any doubts that Avril's I Will Be is actually Max's song :)
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Unexpected on September 15, 2007, 11:05:08 PM
I didn't like the song ,, it's too slow and james voice annoys me
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on September 16, 2007, 01:39:31 PM
I like the song but yeah James voice annoys me too.

I bought the cd with the bonus DVD - it has James talking about each of his songs on the album and he speaks quite a bit about Max Martin! I'll type up what he says hopefully soon!
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on September 16, 2007, 02:53:54 PM
Oh thank you Rebecca!

I did only buy the normal version bcause the BonusVersion was so expensive here.

The only reason I would have bought it was that there might be some Max footage.

Thanks you tell us what he says about him :)
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on September 17, 2007, 01:29:00 PM
Yeah, the bonus version was almost double the price here!

Anyway, here's what James Blunt said about Max and the song Carry You Home. I tried to be as accurate as possible but it may not be perfect.

James Blunt:
"Max Martin called me up and said he had a song idea and that I needed to fly out to see him immediately, which is a pretty good description of how Max Martin is in the first place. He is marginally psychotic but great fun and very special. And so I said okay I’ll come on out, so I flew to see him in Sweden and he sat me down and he sang me I think 4 lines of melody and a couple of lyrical ideas.  At the time I was kind of a bit shocked that I had flown out for these 4 lines but very quickly I could see exactly what he was on about, logically I could see he was really on to something very special, also his enthusiasm and his passion for what he does is a great inspiration in itself. And it was a really good experience working with him. I’ve had a few songwriting experiences but many of them have been with my regular mates, a guy called Jimmy Hogarth who has worked on this album again with me and a guy called Sacha Scarbecks. So to go in and work with someone else who I think just calls people obviously friends in and other musicians such as myself, it was a really new experience and I’m very grateful for the results. It’s a really solid and strong song that really captures the essence of the moment."
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: NIKLAS"NiCkY" on September 17, 2007, 04:53:03 PM
He is the best......i want to talk to this Martin Sandberg...who are you?...du verkar as cool snubbe
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on September 17, 2007, 11:05:32 PM
i know, he is the best. I liked that he called him marginally psychotic!
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Alex Martin on September 24, 2007, 07:30:07 PM
I didn't like the song it's too slow and very bore and James voice annoys me too.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: NIKLAS"NiCkY" on September 25, 2007, 06:58:58 PM
i think this carry you home is really good...really love the lyrics and the soft music....and james voice is really crazy cool
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: SweTonyUS on October 04, 2007, 11:37:27 AM
What I like about the lyrics in "Carry you home" is that they vividly paint a scene. A scene of a caring boyfriend who is awake and who is watching over his girlfriend who is vulnerable in some way. Perhaps she has alcholic or drug related problems? He is pondering if it's best for both that he breakes up but he knows that he won't do that. Some of the lyrical choices seems a bit contradictory though and some seems unnecessary clichéd or cheesy, especially when sung by Blunt. For instance the line "Trouble is her only friend and he’s back again" seems cheesy to me, albeit very catchy so it might still be a good line. The line "And they were all born pretty in New York City tonight, and someone’s little girl was taken from the world tonight, under the Stars and Stripes" seems both cheesy and clichéd. I mean New York is mentioned in so many songs.

Regarding contradictions I'm not sure if he is somehow carrying her home after he has left her. Ok i know he is singing about their life and recurring events and songs often contain repeating lyrics but it would make for a better story and music video if the lyrics were a bit more chronological.

Might be some faults in these lyrics though (compared to the real song). The lyric sites differ on several lines.

Now I'm not a native english speaker so I really don't have any authority on lyrical critique.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on October 06, 2007, 12:19:21 AM
That's a nice description, after reading it I've had a few more listens and taken more notice of the lyrics.
I think she may be dying: 'I'm watching you breathing for the last time'
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on October 06, 2007, 12:07:55 PM
I need to pay more attention to the lyrics.
It's great how you much thought you put into it.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on October 10, 2007, 03:36:56 PM
After listening plenty of times to the new album and "Carry you home" I am a bit irritated.

I like the song, no doubt, but I can feel zero Max in there. It's like he seemed to put all his characteristical features away and wrote a 100% Blunt song.

It's of course a compliment, as he manages to write another style that perfectly but somehow I wished there was something more unique about that song when two great songwriters collide.

Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: ahmed on October 10, 2007, 06:11:28 PM
the music seems ok,and i think max should think about how the singer will perform and give him the correct material.and its good to find varity in the music.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: NIKLAS"NiCkY" on October 10, 2007, 07:49:47 PM
For me i can here a little max sound in that song. i really like it
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Alex Martin on October 10, 2007, 08:34:22 PM
The song Carry You Home is similar to I WILL BE written by Max for Avril Lavigne.
It's not true my dear friend TURNAROUND that in Carry You Home "YOU can feel zero Max in this song"
The melody in the chorus is the same.
Listen better ;D
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on November 30, 2007, 08:00:11 AM
Apparently the third single in the UK that will be released in March will be "Carry you home".  ;D
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on November 30, 2007, 08:37:06 AM
good news!
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on December 23, 2007, 12:53:53 PM
The new single is "Same mistake".

I really like it, but I love the whole album so that isn't a surprise.

Here is the video, it was directed by a Swede: http://youtube.com/watch?v=b3c32wBYdU0

I wonder if there is a chance "Carry you home" will be released as a single, as James said about Max that he knows how to get attentions from the radios.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on January 11, 2008, 12:50:45 PM
Today I read "Carry you home" will be the 3rd single.

But still awaiting official confirmation.  :o
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on January 13, 2008, 11:44:20 AM
oh cool, good news. I hope it is.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: *Sabine* on January 24, 2008, 12:48:40 PM
Yes Carry you home will be a good single, the song is fit for radio airplay... I don't like this song that much though. It's good, but you can't recognize Max's touch in it...He adapted it to Blunt too much, and I'm not a fan of his style of songs...
When is it supposed to be released?
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Unexpected on January 25, 2008, 04:40:28 PM
Yes I heared this will be Out on March 17th
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Alex Martin on January 25, 2008, 11:01:59 PM
CARRY YOU HOME is my mama's favourite blunt song :D
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: turnaround on April 15, 2008, 06:05:38 PM
Just for the sake of completion (it was posted before).

The video for "Carry you home"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9f0ZzVap-M

The single reached the Top 20 in the UK.
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Rebecca on April 16, 2008, 01:43:39 PM
Top 20 is pretty good!
Title: Re: Max Blunt
Post by: Alex Martin on April 17, 2008, 06:23:46 PM
I love this song and i love max when he writes it.

Max this is "a song with beautiful lyrics" and not I KISSED A GIRL.