James Blunt’s music has been an irregular yet frequent feature of my playlists for the past ten years, starting with his album All the Lost Souls, released in 2007. That album was not my introduction to James Blunt—I was familiar already with his previous radio releases—but it was my introduction to his albums as whole units. Though I was familiar already with Back to Bedlam’s radio releases, I didn’t discover it as an album till some five years later (around 2012). Something prompted me to look up new music from James Blunt, and I decided to give this new(er) album a try. I’m glad I did. It has a fascinating mix of pop, rock, and folksy sounds, and his lyrics are always interesting, though not always profound.