James Blunt breaks down in powerful music video alongside his dying father 1 year ago

James Blunt breaks down in powerful music video alongside his dying father


While James Blunt may be known for his moving ballads and emotional love songs his latest release is probably the most moving piece of music that he has produced.

The 'You're Beautiful' singer recently released his latest song 'Monsters' but it is the music video for the track in particular that is heartbreaking.

Blunt can be seen in the music video alongside his father who is currently battling a terminal illness.

The 45-year-old singer has said that his father Colonel Charles Blount, is battling stage 4 chronic kidney disease and that the song and music video is a way for them both to say goodbye.

This sentiment can be seen in the lyrics;

"I'm not your son, you're not my father,we're just two grown men saying goodbye… So Daddy, won't you just close your eyes? Don't be afraid, it's my turn to chase the monsters away."


Blunt can be seen becoming very emotional while he sings the lyrics and it makes for profound and powerful viewing.

The loss of our parents is something that we will all experience at some point in our lives but knowing that some day it will come doesn't make it any easier information to digest.

Blunt has discussed in interviews how writing Monsters gave him the excuse he needed to thank his father for all the things that he has done for him through out his life.

Many fans have tweeted to Blunt sharing their condolences and praising him for his powerful song;

"Just watched the video for @JamesBlunt #monsters the heartbreak having to (and being able to) say goodbye to a parent while they are still alive, a blessing and a curse."

"Just watched your Monsters Video ... beautifully shot.. simple but so much meaning to me personally.. my father passed away last year thank you."

The video for Monsters is now available to watch on YouTube.