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2007-05-11 17:34
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Happy Mother's Day! Hear it from Bublé


What’s with the title Call me Irresponsible

Well I recently asked my mom to describe me in three words and I swear those were the three she chose. True story. Oh yes – it’s also one of the songs on my new album. I’m going to dedicate that one to her.

Are you irresponsible?

Let’s see, I lose my cell phone at least twice a day. I have to buy a new pair of sunglasses every week – the usual. But there seriously is one thing I feel very responsible about and that’s these beautiful and timeless songs. My goal is to breathe fresh life into them and introduce them to a new audience and remind the fans of this music why they’ve loved it for so long.

Would you call this a concept album?

Yes. What ties all these songs together is what life’s about— love. We're all either madly in love, slightly in love, dreaming about love, recovering from love, reflecting on it, wondering where it is, where it went, when it's coming back, if it's coming back, hoping for it, thinking about what it is and what it isn't. We've all been there. Each song tells a great cinematic story. My goal is to visually paint a picture but show it from different points of view. Sometimes I'm deliberately ambiguous. Other times, there's no escaping the message. I think people understand that. I'm speaking the truth and that resonates with people. I'm just not very good at pretending. I have to believe what I'm singing and I think my audiences know that and respect it.

What about the sound of Call me Irresponsible

This time out with the help of the brilliant David Foster—no one records live vocals better—I had the chance to pretty much record most of it live which gives it a fresh lively feel. For me this made a great difference. And then there’s the choice of songs. How much better does it get then a chance to sing songs by so many great writers like Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Cy Coleman, Gamble and huff, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, Henry Mancini, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer…I’m a lucky boy.

How did you select the the songs and did you have a specific vision about the music?

I had to be in love with each song and really believe in it. I wanted the songs to be similar to when an actor reads the words on a script. Then I started to bring it to life in my mind. I hope I conceptually gave these great standards a feeling of rebirth. It was also important for me to give the CD lots of international flavor. I've spent the last three years touring the world over and over and the cultures and people I met everywhere had a tremendous impact on what I wanted to say with these songs and how I wanted to say it. Some interesting duet partners are on some of these songs. What did they bring to the project?

Working with Boys II Men on "I'm Comin' Home" was in my mind when I was just starting to think about this record. They are such idols of mine. I knew that collaboration would just be perfect. On "Wonderful Tonight" I got to do a duet with the great Brazilian musician Ivan Lens . It's so interesting to be a 30 year old singing a duet with a 60 year old because the meaning of the song is the same for both of us. Then there’s Siedah Garrett ‘s vocals on "That's Life" – a great addition to the song.

What about the two songs you wrote?

We had such a great success with the first song I wrote (on the last record) "Home” which went to No. 1. This time out, I wrote two new songs: “Everything” which is the single. It’s such a happy song. People seem to like it instantly. And I also wrote a song called “Lost” which I think people can certainly relate to in so many ways.

Will we get to see you on the road singing these new tunes?

Count on it.

- Courtesy Gallo Music

This interview was done by the record company, so naturally Michael gets to call a collection of ballads a "concept album". Still, we were sure you'd be charmed by anything Mr Bublé had to offer. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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