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
11/20/2009 - Feeling bleu? - Read More
11/14/2008 - Bleu Edmondson: Rock songs, country lyrics - Read More
09/28/2008 - Stars shine on San Angelo - Read More
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Bleu Edmondson  09/22/2010            
me
Awesome!! totally kicked ass...
Bleu Edmondson  09/22/2010            
marianne
once agian Bleu kick ass i cant wait to hear the new album..come back to hank sooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bleu Edmondson  05/18/2010            
Bulletproofpoet
Just got Lost Boy cd in the mail today all I can is simply WOW. Best cd Ive heard in the last 2 years easily. Living in Indiana I feel lucky to have found this cd. EXCELLENT
Bleu Edmondson  03/11/2010            
Bleu Ice
I wasn't talking about you Vinnie. I'm a Shark Fan. I am just saying.
Bleu Edmondson  03/11/2010            
Vinny The Shark
Apparently you need to go back to community college and take a reading course. Vinny said Bleu either wrote or co-wrote every song on Lost Boy except Finger On The Trigger. Next.
Bleu Edmondson  03/11/2010            
Bleu Ice
Dwight Baker wrote the songs on Lost Boy. Check the credits. He produced it, and has a lot of co-writes on there. Bleu was probably in the room. Maybe.
Bleu Edmondson  03/09/2010            
Vinny The Shark
Bleu's not a musician or a songwriter? Hmm, that's news to Vinny. Bleu wrote/co-wrote all but one song on LOST BOY. Yes, by far THE BEST cd in this "scene" that was released in 2007. And since that cd was released almost 3 years ago, Vinny's been waiting for someone to beat it or at least match it, from beginning to end. Guess what? Nobody's come close yet. But Bleu's not a songwriter... yeah okay. Next.
Bleu Edmondson  03/09/2010            
WWE
Bleu Ice? WTH? Put the crack pipe down, man.
Bleu Edmondson  03/07/2010            
Bleu Ice
Bleu Ice was the name of a rapper from the Dallas area. That's right, before he got popular as a cover band, tiny Bleu was a rapper. He is not a musician or a songwriter.
Bleu Edmondson  02/26/2010            
andy m
the band plays on is still one bad ass cd
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