James Blunt says it is an honour that the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck has covered his song ‘Goodbye My Lover’.
Engelbert’s version appears on his new studio album ‘Released’.
James found out a while back that Engelbert was performing the song and says it is a “massive honour” to have the song covered by such an icon. “For me, when I saw he was covering a song I was absolutely bowled over because he is an icon, he is a living legend,” James tells Undercover.fm. “To know that he would like and cover my song is such a massive honour. I was really touched by that. I’ll have to go and get writing”.
Engelbert is already gathering songs for his next record with contributions coming from Yusuf (Cat Stevens) and Bryan Adams. When I spoke with Engelbert a few week’s back, he raved about James Blunt saying he was a huge fan of his work and would love for James to write him a song. “We are hoping to get a James Blunt song. We have one from Bryan Adams and Yusuf (Cat Stevens),” Engelbert said.
To date, James has not written for anyone else but does not rule that out from happening in the future. “Most of the artists that I know out there write their own songs,” he says. “Of course I have been approached along the way. Often my focus has been on my own albums to this stage. I’ve done some collaborations after I’ve recorded them. I have just been a little bit to busy to churn out from other people’s perspectives but I’m sure it will be interesting to try that soon”.
James Blunt will tour Australia in May 2011. Dates are in the Undercover Tour Guide. His new album ‘Some Kind Of Trouble’ is out now through Warner Music.
The James Blunt interview will be on Undercover next week.
Watch the Undercover interview with Engelbert Humperdinck here: