And last year Blunt hinted he had quit the industry, leaving his critics rejoicing.
But he’s been spotted in LA in recent weeks where he is now picking up the pace of his comeback.
When quizzed as to why he was in the city as he emerged from a recent party, he said: “I’m here recording a new album.”
And when asked what would be on the new release, the self-deprecating former Army officer added: “My usual, miserable stuff.”
We would expect nothing less.