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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Blunt: Princess Leia’s my muse

James Blunt

James Blunt loved writing his new record in actress Carrie Fisher’s “weird” home.

The 39-year-old British singer released his fourth studio LP Moon Landing this month.

And according to James the process of writing the record at Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s Los Angeles home was far out.

"She's a weird and wonderful person," James told UK television programme BBC Breakfast.

"I was introduced through friends in London and I said, 'I've got a record deal and I'm going to Los Angeles' and she said, 'well where are you staying' and I said, 'I have nowhere'.

"She said, 'well then you're staying at my house' and she put me in her guest room and put a cardboard cutout of her outside my room to protect me at night with her from the Star Wars movie, with the hair in the buns and she'd even written her date of birth on her forehead and her date of death."

James reveals that Carrie’s strange Star Wars rituals served as a great source of inspiration for him.

He also managed to get really creative in the thespian’s washroom.

"[Princess Leia] was guarding me through the process. Goodbye My Lover was recorded in her bathroom. Everyone sings in the shower and everyone in Los Angeles seems to have a piano in the bathroom,” James detailed.

"Actually it was just because I was on an indie record label and we had no money and couldn't find a decent studio - or didn't have the money to get a decent studio and so we cut costs by recording it in a bathroom."

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