“Love Me Better” by James Blunt

529492794Blunt ain’t done, and he is just getting ready to pack his punch in his fifth full-length “The Afterlove” with his carrier single, “Love Me Better” fusing his firebrand gravel-throat fare atop a more contemporary and denser sonic excursion in the foreground.

The 42-year old English singer-songwriter lashes back at his detractors who malign him on social media cementing a mean rep on Twitter, yet drawing more followers into his expletive-laced humour.

But that’s not the point. The thing is that Blunt relies on his intuition to offer an amalgam of pop-rock seductions that have taken an alternative route from his usual angst-fuelled and euphoric proceedings. “Love Me Better” has left-field textures that work around a refreshingly tropical beat and screech into the hypnotically sexy low-impact groove and crunching riff-fest. Without Blunt’s signature voice, you would think it was done by someone else.

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