Though James Blunt may be best known for his 2005 ballad "You're Beautiful," he's also built a steady career, with five Grammy nominations and 20 million records sold. Now, Blunt is back with his sixth album, Once Upon a Mind. It drops October 25 and features the vibrant, positive lead single "Cold."
In honor of the upcoming release, the Londoner put together a wide-ranging playlist that includes iconic bands like The Rolling Stones and The Eagles and more contemporary ones like The Weeknd and Cat Power.
Blunt prioritizes active adventure while on the road. “When I’m on tour, I always bring my bicycle for the long days when I’m not needed during load-in at a new venue,” he says. “It keeps me fit, and I get to see the local sights of each city.”