Multi-Grammy nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt has shared a moving video for his new single "The Greatest."
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‘Cause the world is standing waiting for someone to come and change it… Yeah, be the young, the brave, the powerful cause we need a soul to save us, need someone to be the greatest!

 

Global (17 April 2020) – Multi-Grammy nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt has shared a moving video for his new single “The Greatest.”

James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After retiring from the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”.

Blunt’s first album has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. “You’re Beautiful” was number one in the UK, the US and a dozen other countries. Back to Bedlam was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. Blunt has since sold over 20 million records worldwide. He has received several awards, including two Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 2006—two MTV Video Music Awards, and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations and an Honorary Doctorate for Music in 2016 by the University of Bristol.

The new track – The Greatest – is taken from his acclaimed sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind, with UK profits from the single in 2020 being donated to the NHS, to support the healthcare workers in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 and the music video also features many people from around the globe working on the front line.

Watch the music video here:

Lyrics:

Too much to say
Too much to lose
I get frustrated thinking ’bout the world I brought you to
It’s a battle of time
That I have with you
But don’t decide the how, the when or if we’ll make it through
I feel that you deserve a chance to know the truth and to be better than
The ones who came before you only to let pride and money weaken them
So be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause the world is standing waiting for someone to come and change it
Yeah, be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause we need a soul to save us
Need someone to be the greatest
So many words
Veiling the truth
The others turning and it’s time for us to choose
And people will try
To take you down too
But if I was a betting man, I’d put all my money on you
I know that I have nothing left to give to you to make you better than
The man I failed to be, the friends and father that I know I should have been
So be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause the world is standing waiting for someone to come and change it
Yeah, be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause we need a soul to save us
Need someone to be the greatest
Nobody knows what to say (oh no)
Nobody shows you the way (oh no)
Sometimes it’s hard to see
Who you’re gonna be
So be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause the world is standing waiting for someone to come and change it
Be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause we need a soul to save us
Need someone to be the greatest
Be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause the world is standing waiting for someone to come and change it
Be the young, the brave, the powerful
‘Cause we need a soul to save us
Need someone to be the greatest love


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