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  07/16/2001            
Patti Derr
I have seen Bleu perform twice and both times was amazed at his talent as a performer and songwriter. His performance at Poodies Hilltop was as good as any I have ever seen. I am an avid Texas Music fan and have been since birth as my Dad played lead guitar with the likes of Boo Campbell in South Houston. Bleu touches his crowd with lyrics that people can relate to. His band was absolutely amazing and could easily move from a slow Merle Haggard Ballad to Texas Rock in 2.5 seconds! As my fiance' announced at Poodie's "This young man is going places". I have no doubt! and ... he made it to the scrapbook!
Bleu Edmondson  07/13/2001            
Brian Deal
WOW what a great album it has stayed in my cd changer. I finally found this cd in the store and it has blown me away. As a huge Fan of such artist as Bruce Robison, Billy Joe Shaver, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider, Buddy Miller, Walt Wilkins, and many more I saw Grab this CD and take a listen this is worth your time. This Cd contains many differnt styles and is just a excellent first effort. I see a bright future for this guy.
Bleu Edmondson  06/29/2001            
Bill Kelly
Awesome freshman debute, first 5 songs can compete with anything Pat, Cory, or Roger has done yet. Hope Bleu keeps on going with next CD.
Bleu Edmondson  05/07/2001            
Casey Mack
Great does not even begin to describe this guy. I saw him open up for Creager in College Station a couple of months ago and he blew the roof off. His CD is even better. Travelin Man is a great song and that is exactly what this guy will soon be doing... Traveling all over Texas playing for us every night!!
Bleu Edmondson  05/07/2001            
I have to say this is one of the best albums I have decided to buy. I hope Bleu comes out with some more albums and soon so we can all enjoy more great music and more songs to hear live.
Bleu Edmondson  03/06/2001            
Interesting voice, great songs, really interesting and different sound. This guy is gonna be big real soon. Trust me on theis, the CD is bad ass.
Bleu Edmondson  02/22/2001            
Greg Gardner
You have to check this guy out!!! I did a show with Bleu at Rabb's steak house in Ruston LA the other night and I was very impressed. Class act, and entertaining as hell! Great songs, Great voice, great show! You will have to get a copy of Bleu's album, I am sure you will be pleased.
Bleu Edmondson  02/18/2001            
This is a great CD! I bought a week ago and can't seem to pry it outta my CD player. Great version of Brian Rung's "Heaven In The Sack & Hell On 18 Wheels" If you haven't heard of Bleu... You will! Produced by Lloyd Maines... Give it a try...... You'll love it!
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