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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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 478

Bleu Edmondson  05/12/2009            
Shelly Bryant
Bleu is a brillant song writer. I have yet to hear one of his "Ballads" and not go " Holy Hell, this poor mans soul is badly bruised"! While I love his full band performances, his accoustic shows are hands down one of the most moving I've seen.
Bleu Edmondson  04/25/2009            
I have loved Bleu since I first heard him, way before he got a band. I love this album! He has always been "Southern Rock" to me and this is the first album he has put out that seems to really capture what I love about his music. Excellent job Bleu!
Bleu Edmondson  04/14/2009            
I for one am a huge Bleu fan< i see him as many times a year as i can, and am here to say that the Billy Bob's cd sound quality does suck and agree that they need to learn how to run a sound board. But, to all the haters on Bleus Voice, I was actually a the show and enjoyed it thoroughly! His voice is what makes him distinct. If you dont like the CD then actually know nothing about Bleu and his unique voice so either go see him live or keep your comments to yourself!!
Bleu Edmondson  03/04/2009            
You need to get off his jock! Bleu is an amazing live act and you don't like the cd don't listen to it. I think its great and that's why I bought it and have all the other cds.
Bleu Edmondson  01/19/2009            
I agree bleu's voice usually has that scratchy sound to it, but it sounds even more so to he had been playin too many shows that week and when it came around to the billy bob's show his voice wasn't all there...i also agree about the sound quality
Bleu Edmondson  01/14/2009            
Paul S.
I am a Bleu fan, but the sound quality of this Cd is horrible. Poor, poor job Billy Bob's.
Bleu Edmondson  01/05/2009            
His style has definitely changed but he writes pretty well! That's better than some (aka Bart Crow)!!!
Bleu Edmondson  01/05/2009            
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His voice is a little scratchy, yes, but that is what helps distinguish Bleu from everybody else. The only problems I have with the cd is the audio is not very clear in my truck, but everywhere else is fine. DVD is good and has better sound.
Bleu Edmondson  12/28/2008            
its terrible, i think he ate a pound of gravel before he recorded this cd!!
Bleu Edmondson  12/28/2008            
its terrible, i think he ate a pound of gravel before he recorded this cd!!
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