When asked about his latest album, Bublé said:
"I want to take you on a wonderful journey about love—all different kinds of love. The album swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt...
"...Do not think I take my success these last ten years for granted. I was anything but an overnight sensation, which inspires me to deliver big time for my fans—maybe even make some new ones this time out. I labored over every song, every note and every arrangement because I can’t resist trying to make each record better than my last one...
"...I wrote 'Close Your Eyes' about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them? 'I Got It Easy,' another original, is basically a song where I count my blessings and is a reminder to me and everyone to appreciate all the good parts of life. I’m a very lucky guy and I never want to forget it."
What I Liked
Among my favorite songs are:
- It's a Beautiful Day
- Something Stupid (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
- Come Dance with Me
- I Got it Easy
"It's a Beautiful Day" is a positive song with a dangerously catchy tune. I recommend it to anyone who is having a bad day. "Something Stupid" with Reese Witherspoon is a song that kind of caught me by surprise. At first, I thought I was going to feel so-so about it; then I found myself wanting to memorize the lyrics so I could sing along. "I Got it Easy," like Bublé says, is about counting your blessings. It's a nice, humbling bluesy hymn.
My favorite song is "Come Dace with Me." It has a cha-cha beat that made me literally dance in my chair.
On a side note, the song "Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?" is not the same as the song that Rod Stewart sings. Bublé's voice kind of reminds me of Bing Crosby in it.
What Could Be Better
One of the things that I find no excuse for in professional singers is a lack of enunciation, which is something that I noticed throughout the album. Bublé doesn't pronounce the last consonants on some of the words here and there, or he doesn't emphasize them well. ...Anyway, this is just me being picky.
Check out "To Be Loved" for yourself:
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