Bleu Edmondson

Bleu Edmondson
Bleu Edmondson

With The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, Bleu Edmondson’s long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed Lost Boy, the southern-fried country rocker embarked on a search for truth, stripping back layers of regret, loss, and longing to uncover a renewed, albeit somewhat painfully soul-baring, view of himself and the world around him.  He dug deeper into what the music meant to him as a musician, a writer and a man. “Writing is like holding up a mirror to those darkest corners of our lives that we keep hidden,” confides the raspy-throated singer.  “It’s not always a pretty reflection, but it’s real and it matters.”  The collection of songs ministers to the saint and the sinner in each of us. It is an amalgamation of those touch points and influences that give us permission to question, confront and raise a little hell on Saturday night.

For the disc’s debut single, “No Room for Mercy,” the soulful singer/songwriter paints a vivid picture of the painful unraveling of a relationship, with a south Texas thunderstorm as a symbolic backdrop.  The raw wounds of deception, anger and disappointment are ripped wide open as the betrayed singer tells his lover that there is a price for what she has done and “you won’t lie to me anymore.”  Unlike some of his songwriting peers in other genres, Bleu chooses not to resolve the situation – or to explain in detail the circumstances involved – opting instead to allow the listener room to weave their own experiences into the song’s storyline. 

Edmondson’s lyrics convey a worldly perspective of one who has lived a life balanced on the edge – of success and failure, love and hate, elation and despair – with his trademark grit and unselfconscious vulnerability intact.   There is no sugar-coating in his songs; he simply calls it like he sees it. 

His men are flawed, with the brooding darkness of someone who has loved, lied and lost but for reason untold, repeats his mistakes time and again; and they are also vulnerable, with a desolate loneliness of someone who has been loved, been lied to and been left behind.   Sometimes they are scared little boys, strangers to themselves and mysteries to those around them.  But at the end of the day, they love a good party.

The women in Edmondson’s songs are innocent in one moment, insincere in the next, and unable to love the man who is willing to give them his heart.  They dance, they cry, they lose faith, they scream, and they love and hate interchangeably.  They are omnipresent, sometimes appearing as a barefoot angel sent to save the lost souls living life on the outside, or other times as a past-her-prime party girl who still has the boys fighting for her attention – and anything else she might surrender.

The couples he writes of lose their minds, quench each other’s thirsts, lie and fail to keep their promises; they fear, they take chances and through it all they love, with an urgent intensity that speaks to the desperation in their lives.

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01/27/2011 - Bleu Edmondson talks success of new album, touring and Alaska  - Read More
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09/28/2008 - Stars shine on San Angelo - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.4              Total Reviews: 478

Bleu Edmondson  06/01/2011            
Bleu really veered away from what made him great with this record. As a strong Bleu fan, I'm pretty dissapointed with it. Hopefully he'll take this next four years to get things together and atleast make an attempt to keep his music the same and make an attempt and topping "Lost BoY." Because, I am definitely not liking this Springsteen fantasy wannabee record. UGH!!!!!! But, still it IS Bleu, and there are good points to the record, just expected more!
Bleu Edmondson  10/26/2010            
Absolutely amazing album! Shows a different side of Bleu, very raw and open emotionally; there's no sugar coating anything. You can literally feel the pain in the title track. Bleu has outdone himself with this one; Lost Boy was awesome but The Future Ain't What It Used To Be knocks it out of the park. So proud of Bleu...
Bleu Edmondson  10/06/2010            
Bleu Edmondson  09/28/2010            
Another SOLID record!
Bleu Edmondson  09/27/2010            
Brenda Hudgins
I think that Bleu Edmondson Band is one of the freshest sounds to come out in a long time. It's very difficult to explain his music style. It's great and comes from his soul. Great job guys and keep heading for the stars.
Bleu Edmondson  09/26/2010            
great song, great lyrics
Bleu Edmondson  09/25/2010            
just from the clips i heard i cant wait for it to come out going to be the best cd i bought all year hands down bleu rocks
Bleu Edmondson  09/23/2010            
Ann Nelson
Great song by an amazing artist! I can not wait till the 26th of October, when the new CD comes out. I have been a Bleu fan for years and each and every song has a great story behind it. I have never been disappointed with a CD or even a show. He has the best voice and I love the way he sings with his heart and soul to where you feel as though you are living the song he wrote.
Bleu Edmondson  09/23/2010            
Great young artist,not your average Texas country---LOTS BETTER!!!
Bleu Edmondson  09/22/2010            
This is ging to be the best cd of the year
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