Editors’ Notes With unfettered emotion and tremulous vocals, James Blunt won hearts with the mega-ballads “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover." It’s easy to connect with the Englishman, as he writes poetically about love and loss while delivering songs in a sweet falsetto that trembles with passion. He used his experience in the British army as part of a NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo to write the moving “No Bravery,” proving he could translate the global into the personal.