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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Bleu Edmondson  01/31/2008            
Not sure what the Cooder snipe is all about, but you can find a tour schedule at Bleu's MySpace page!
Bleu Edmondson  01/29/2008            
What's up with his website and tour schedule??? 4 shows in February??? I hope he doesn't pull a Cooder Graw!! Finger on the Trigger is bada$$!!!
Bleu Edmondson  01/27/2008            
J.W. Sohns
I second what vinny had to say. I bought the cd the day it came out @ hastings, and i was amazed at what i was hearing. " finger on the trigger , and " last last time " are gonna be huge. I35 music's # 1 album of 2007
Bleu Edmondson  01/21/2008            
Vinny The Shark
"Lost Boy" was by far Vinny's choice for best album of 2007. To be honest with you, Vinny never really got in to the whole Bleu craze until his show in OKC on July 4th last year. Bleu played a few songs from the then unreleased CD and hit them out of the park. All it took was one listen to the entire CD and Vinny was hooked. Congrats on a great album.
Bleu Edmondson  01/21/2008            
Ive noticed a lot of people have said this is not a Bleu CD.Too much Rock. I think its great! Keep On Rockin Bleu!
Bleu Edmondson  01/19/2008            
Bleu edmondson is very talented i wouldnt just dog on the drummer either he is amazing, but i too have to agree he has a huge ego and a tatoo of texas. what a great band though.
Bleu Edmondson  01/19/2008            
steven r.
yeah that drummer is very cocky, what a waste. look at me i have tatoos.
Bleu Edmondson  01/19/2008            
I think the drummer is a little to flashy and he brags about everything especially bus life and how he is the best drummer in the world, what a crazy person to think he is the best. Bleu get a better drummer with taste. other than this great cd.
Bleu Edmondson  01/15/2008            
Fantastic CD! Some people are saying they don't like it cause it's not like the "normal" Bleu, but that's what is so impressive. He puts out something a little different and it's still amazing because he's putting his soul into what he does. His "style" may vary but the quality doesn't and that's what Texas music is all about. I love his old stuff but it's nice to know that he is giving us something new, something different, and something equally as good. If you want to hear songs that consistently sound the same, then go listen to hip-hop. "Lost Boy" shows what an incredible singer/songwriter he really is. I hope it isn't another 4 years until he puts out another CD, but if that's what it takes to put out quality music like he has been doing, then it's sure as hell worth the wait.
Bleu Edmondson  01/15/2008            
This album is really well done. I was a little apprehensive at first, but almost every song is good. Especially, Last Last Time, Echo, Last Call, and Finger on the Trigger.
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