James Blunt has described the coronavirus pandemic as a “blessing in disguise” for his profession in music.
The ‘You are Lovely’ hitmaker had been set to go tour earlier than the worldwide pandemic brought on the trade to be placed on maintain and James steered that it allowed him to take so much-needed time away from music.
James – who shares two sons with spouse Sofia Wellesley – mentioned: “I used to be alleged to be on tour for a yr and I used to be despatched house. And, , for me that was most likely an excellent factor as a result of I have not frolicked at house with my household, ever.
“I have been promising that I’d take a yr off from music at some stage, however I used to be mendacity, most likely.
“And so this is superb – to spend time at house, do issues that adults do and household folks do. And so maybe it has been a blessing in disguise for me.”
James, 47, had additionally opened a pub in London previous to the COVID-19 disaster and quipped that he “actually picked the unsuitable companies”.
He informed the Henley Normal newspaper: “Properly, I imply, I’m positively within the unsuitable enterprise. With the pandemic the music enterprise fully closed down and all touring stopped.
“We had been only a month into what was alleged to be a world tour and we had been despatched house, which was clearly devastating. I’m within the pub enterprise too — I purchased myself a pub — and clearly that closed down, so I actually picked the unsuitable companies.
“That’s why it’s very thrilling that we must be getting ready to get out on the highway once more.”