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 : 0              Total Reviews: 478

Bleu Edmondson  11/21/2007            
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I had the pleasure to see Blue Edmondson at Shooter's Texarkana, Arkansas. I have definitely thought about trying to get them to play at our other club across town. Blue defintely keeps the crowd going and the ladies loving him. Very entertaining. susan
Bleu Edmondson  11/17/2007            
nice hat and pants and shirt and jacket. it looks real straight.
Bleu Edmondson  11/15/2007            
amazing album! from beginning to end, you cant help but to fall in love with it. And when you hear the album live at the shows...pure perfection! So much emotion and feeling it pulls at your heart!
Bleu Edmondson  11/15/2007            
This review i just read on myspace hits the nail on the head. '....Bleu Edmondson doesn't sing rock and roll; on Lost Boy he bleeds it. ' ~ Don Ford ( Amazing album!
Bleu Edmondson  11/09/2007            
this cd is bad ass bleu pours out his blood sweat tears and soul on this album for those who doubt that these songs dont make a good show your far from wrong saw him in angelo and its even more moving live dont buy A copy buy FIVE and pass out to friends and spread the word!
Bleu Edmondson  11/09/2007            
Awesome album! There isn't one bad song on here!
Bleu Edmondson  11/07/2007            
Bleu.....great work man. The wait was well worth it and what a fabulous CD. Can't say enough about it.
Bleu Edmondson  11/07/2007            
Bobby C.
Holy crap, the guy that left the review before me must b insane! I love this new record. Wish i didnt have to wait so long between albums but it was worth it! Thanks for saying something real Bleu!
Bleu Edmondson  11/07/2007            
here come the bashings.....but i gotta say it, HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE cd. ill go buy pat greens newest one before i listen to this crap again.
Bleu Edmondson  11/05/2007            
I was turned on to the CD by Kyla this past weekend and was shocked at just how good it was. Im 50 but I tell ya, I listened to this thing 3 times on the way back home from Kerrville and again this morning on the way to work...this thing rocks...can't wait to see him live! Thanks Kyla:)
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