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Posted 01 February 2017 03:36


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Not long before we can watch the official video of the first single. James posted this today on his Facebook page. The video will be included on The Afterlove regular album and the Extended Version.

The 'Love Me Better' video is out this Thursday.....

https://www.facebook.com/jamesblunt/videos/10158188807755424/

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Posted 02 February 2017 14:30


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Just seen the video via an email from James. Sure I can see Sofia dancing in the background! I like the song more now Ive seen the video. Not sure if this link will work.....

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCUg8KhMXhFxJm-YQzOQ7nPw
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Posted 02 February 2017 14:40


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Yay! Becky, could you point us around what time you think you see Sofia?

This link should work well.

https://youtu.be/RFHHEac83B8

From James' newsletter today:

Hello friend,

So, I’m hoping you’ve heard at least a bit of my new song "Love Me Better". As I said, it is a little bit different from what I’ve put out in the past, but I hope you still like it. If you don’t, I’m pretty certain they’ll be others on the album that are your kind of song!

Today, however, you can watch the official video for "Love Me Better" before anyone else gets to see it. Use the link below to watch... (it will go live on my YouTube channel a bit later today)
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Posted 02 February 2017 15:05


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Thanks Jbfan for posting the better link - one of these days I will get the hang of it! There is a lady with long blonde hair dancing, mostly on the left side, looks to me a bit like Sofia. What does anyone else think?
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Posted 02 February 2017 15:25


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Ahhh!! I love it !!!

Great video, I think it really enhances the song. Can't help thinking back to the 'Same Mistakes' video. Now he's not giving any one of these gorgeous ladies the time of day. So sweet.

I was seriously dreading another car commercial, even if it's a really beautiful car!!

I still would like to hear a dance version, sped up a little here and there. Pretty please?
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Posted 02 February 2017 15:49


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Info from the horse's mouth about his new video.

http://time.com/4656002/james-blunt-love-me-better/

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http://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/Mcpr/view/163714

Official press release by PressParty (Murray Chalmers PR), 2 February 2017

James Blunt reveals the video for his new single ‘Love Me Better’ which is available now.

The single is taken from James’ new album ‘The Afterlove’ which is released on March 24th.

James Blunt has today revealed the video for his new single ‘Love Me Better’. Available now, the single shows Blunt in a new light, thanks in part to Ryan Tedder’s fresh and modern pop production, and the lyrics combine a heartfelt poignancy along with touches of Blunt’s classic, self-deprecating humour. The video continues upon this theme, but also shows the redemptive power of love and individuality.

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Posted 02 February 2017 16:31


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Great video, love it!

Would love to know which club this was and was it in London?

Hi beckyperkins, if you mean the blonde girl in the very tight red dress then i don't think it is Sofia, i could be wrong though
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Posted 02 February 2017 18:55


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Mystery solved! The blonde woman is a dancer. She wrote kind and heartfelt words to James. Doesn't mean that Sofia couldn't be somewhere in the video. Actually, it would have been a great idea.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBCNUxjK3-/

Super happy to announce that I was cast as one of James Blunts dancers for his latest music video 'Love me better'. It was an amazing cast, crew and atmosphere and I truly feel incredibly lucky to do what I do! I can honestly say that @jamesblunt is the nicest and most genuine artist I have had the privilege of working for and I wish him all the best with his career!

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Posted 02 February 2017 19:04


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The tall thing really made me smile it's a great video
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Posted 02 February 2017 19:58
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The ice is broken. This video is really great and fits perfect to this song. I especially like the scene when he is dancing with this beautiful Lady.


But I think there is no special artistic demand on making music videos mostly.
There are actors who play their role based on a short script which is made in lightning-speed with a small budget. It has usually nothing to do with truth and objectivity. Therefore an interpretation about a correlation between the tenor of the movie and the actor’s normal living and thinking makes no sense. It is simply entertainment and in the music business also advertising.
It is always a matter of taste, whether it pleases or not. I like to find a red line between the song and the movie and nice pictures, don’t expect ambitious content. And I don’t like to be embarrassed while watching (as during WIFLA). Then I use the on-off switch for switching off. There is no reason to switch off this LMB video but I won’t watch it often like my favorites “Stay the night” and “I’ll be your man”.
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Posted 02 February 2017 20:27


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Thanks Jbfan for solving the mystery! I really must get my eyes tested again....
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Posted 02 February 2017 20:48


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Ok, I'm going to put this out there....let's discuss.

I can't pin-point my distaste for this video.

I mean....I like the whole idea of preferring someone with the biggest smile and the warmest heart, don't get me wrong. I just don't think it's believable coming from him. There's just a falseness around it.
Anyone else feel this?
*shrugs shoulders*
I dunno. Maybe it's because I know how drop dead gorgeous his wife is. and....not to say she doesn't have a big heart cause we all know she's got a killer smile.

Nice try James! LOL


Spinning on my heels....so far away from real <3
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Posted 02 February 2017 22:02


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I think it's probably a more true image, one more grown up, able to look back on the experiences of the past, understand they are over and there is more than just an image, be that one portrayed for commercial sucess or just the heady excitement of having anything and anyone for so long but now seeing it as not real with no true connections. He is very disconnected in the video, lots of people watching, seeing but not part of that shallow world any more. Oh and I like the video plus the song, I wasn't sure at the start as the sound was so different but it's grown on me. Wasn't blown away by Ed Sheerens new songs but again on the third or fourth listen I suddenly found myself grinning as Castle on the hill came on the radio. Probably not explained myself very well but getting the same grin hearing Love me better, now just need some radio air time.
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Posted 02 February 2017 23:28
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I can say that now that I've seen the video I like more the song too, but I also agree with Trinity that the whole video isn't very believable , although I like it
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Posted 03 February 2017 00:14


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The video is a mystery, and pulls away from the lyrics. His face is straight and haunting, a bit like before Some Kind of Trouble. He sings she loves me better, but it's as if he doesn't either care, or believes it. Women with new babies their love changes, the baby becomes the number one. Maybe he is feeling a little left out, and its revealing itself in the lyrics of this song.

At least we know where the falsetto comes from, it's not Ryan Tedder, but I knew that

The video adds to the song, it makes it mysterious. It is also a mystery why there are hardly any white women in the video??

James, nature makes the maternal instinct strong for survival purposes, the baby is so dependent on you both to survive. My kids are grown up and independent now, I miss having little kids, (hoping for grand-kids one day). The years when your kids are young are the best years.

But its just a song, I get carried away sometimes, I have been accused of thinking too much.

I wondered where his songs would go now he has a wife. To the past it looks like

Hope both the song , and video are a success. x Enjoy your new family, and James, its about time we saw a pic of your little one.
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Posted 03 February 2017 00:56


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Well, i'm in shock to comment the video.

I only like the car !


" It’s about the person who you get—the love interest at the end is the person with the biggest smile, and the biggest heart. Not the coolest, not the best looking, not the skinniest, nor the tallest, but the person with the biggest smile and the biggest heart. "

Really ?! Right !!!
I think he is with the wrong person now... She has the best looking, she seems cool, she is very skinny, she is very tall, plus she is a princess by lineage...biggest smile ,biggest heart to doubt ?

This biggest heart to me appoint more to a princesss by character, could it be ?! Nope !
James likes more money, followers, status quo, degrees and titles.
Biggest smile and specially biggest heart implies more ; generosity, integrity, simplicity, humility and above all KINDNESS !
Nice try as Trinity said ! This guy is such a big liar !
Mess around James! Mess around! Have fun !
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Posted 03 February 2017 00:58


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Forgot i love the flamingos too .
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Posted 03 February 2017 08:30


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It shows that James has finally grown up, i don't mean that horribly but he's finally finding out it's not just about looks, although his wife has it all!

He's got away from that shallowness at last, just think, there was one time when James would have left with the blonde dancer
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Posted 03 February 2017 12:14


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you might call me old- fashioned....

I personally don't like videos like this one.
For me it's just watching people dancing and James popping up every now and then looking strangely unaffected. It pictures only a situation James seems to describes at the beginning of his song but for me it doesn't do any justice to this song at all... What about the (for me) more positive end of of the song?
Might be my dislike of the video derives from my feeling towards the song itself. Absolutely do not like the chorus... at least James remained true to himself respectively his lyrics!

I love videos like for carry me home. There was a little story wonderfully supported by that song. Even the vid for if time is all I have perfectly suited the song although there was not much action/story.

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Posted 03 February 2017 13:42


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Well Granja you've made some good points but we don't REALLY know Sofia so we really can't say what she's like as as person. My guess is that if James chose her, I'd like to think she must be a warm and affectionate good hearted person.
But this really has nothing to do with that.

I agree with Kejy. The lyrics in the beginning of the song are amazing. The chorus, the falsetto..umm...leaves me wishing for the old James.

I get it. I get the whole growing up and realizing that shallow isn't all it's cracked out to be. I would have loved to hear a song with more of a devotion...a deep insatiable love that's hard to find.

When I listen to James I want to feel that passion. I want to feel moved, enraptured, dizzy with delight. And, just as I type this I've realized that maybe I'm wishing to feel that from a song because I've been missing it for so long.

I know she gives him love. I want to feel "how".


Spinning on my heels....so far away from real <3
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Posted 03 February 2017 15:05
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Hi,

I should have gone to specsavers.

I thought it was Sofia in the video.
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Posted 03 February 2017 16:34


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I think the video goes further to emphasize the message that he appreciates someone for their essence, their inner beauty. The dancer that plays the love interest radiates a warmth unlike any other dancer. At that point Blunty becomes engaged, where as before, he was uninterested. Combining with the lyrics, I think it's really sweet that he's saying he loves her for her essence. But yeah, she happens to be physically beautiful as well.

Personally, I don't agree that the average person is especially warm or good. Inner beauty isn't the exclusive domain of average looking people. Beautiful/ugly looking people can be kind and beautiful on the inside as well. Discounting someone base on their looks (beautiful/ugly) is unwise, because you're missing out on someone who's really great.
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Posted 03 February 2017 20:54


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Few additional bits of info about the video. Vaughan Arnell was also director for 'Bonfire Heart' and 'When I Find Love Again' videos.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQDJHZJDixX

Director: Vaughan Arnell (Moxie Pictures)
Director of photography: Will Bex
Costume Designer: Jonni Fitzgerald

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Posted 04 February 2017 05:57


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Usely you can pick up a style that a director uses. Um he likes dancers. I find hes work empty. He should push boundrys thats the beauty of making music video. If you are going to have a musican that is pushing themselves in a new direction so should the director. I tell you the pitcher hes painted. A hard up as old man in a club looking for love. Hes not 30 35 years old anymore. He could of done some close up black and white body shots using the tones of both of there skin and the shape of her body and if you wanted to see her smile it could have been a close up of her smile and then cut back to his eyes. Shit I would of directored it for free and if you payed me enough money I would of even acted in. (JOKES) Dont get offend we are all used of being crateded thats how we improve.
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Posted 04 February 2017 06:04


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Um just read that it sounds like a porn and I cant delete it. lol.
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Posted 04 February 2017 07:41


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Lol LadyAppleBox James should defo get you to direct the next video.
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Posted 04 February 2017 12:39


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I'll second that Nic, lol, ladyapplebox for director!!!
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Posted 05 February 2017 17:34


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Funny thanks Nic and lonelydancer motion passed lol
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Posted 06 February 2017 16:25


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@ladyapplebox: I agree somewhat, I think the lighting wasn't working for James. I don't understand, how in some normal pictures look much younger than his age, and in other pictures he looks about right for his age. James is a handsome man without having to fuss to much. I think it's the director not using the right lighting.
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Posted 06 February 2017 16:30


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Granja (03/02/2017)
Well, i'm in shock to comment the video.



I only like the car !





" It’s about the person who you get—the love interest at the end is the person with the biggest smile, and the biggest heart. Not the coolest, not the best looking, not the skinniest, nor the tallest, but the person with the biggest smile and the biggest heart. "



Really ?! Right !!!

I think he is with the wrong person now... She has the best looking, she seems cool, she is very skinny, she is very tall, plus she is a princess by lineage...biggest smile ,biggest heart to doubt ?



This biggest heart to me appoint more to a princesss by character, could it be ?! Nope !

James likes more money, followers, status quo, degrees and titles.

Biggest smile and specially biggest heart implies more ; generosity, integrity, simplicity, humility and above all KINDNESS !

Nice try as Trinity said ! This guy is such a big liar !

Mess around James! Mess around! Have fun !



Wow. This is a very nasty post. I don't know his wife, but she probably isn't someone who would post such an unkind opinion about someone she doesn't even know.
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