Last October, Deezer had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Bublé to talk music. The interview was filmed shortly before he abruptly interrupted his promo tour to take care of his son who, it has since been reported, is on the road to recovery. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish little Noah and the whole family all the best.
To mark the beginning of Jazz Appreciation Month, we decided to release our interview with the man behind the Jazz revival.
Some of you may be guffawing behind your screens, and that’s ok. It’s hard not to smile at some of the comments on his videos describing Bublé as a “rare species that only comes out of his cave at Christmas” and it’s true that Bublé is a favorite with the moms, especially during the festive season. But so what? What if he is the king of Christmas albums? Bublé likes good feelings and we love him all the more for it.
The multi-Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum Canadian is proof that, if done right, jazz is timeless. Bublé’s talent lies in is his ability to introduce jazz to a mainstream audience (we’ve all heard someone wrongly describe jazz as “elitist”). And why shouldn’t he? Everyone deserves to love jazz, whether you prefer the easy listening stuff, or complicated scat singing. In Bublé’s world there is no room for cynicism, besides a little romance never hurt anyone:
“The world is a scary place. People need a tent in the rain. I’m here to take you away for a few hours, entertain you, allow you to escape, to know there can be hope and that romance is still alive and well”
In an era where provocation has become so mainstream and marketed it’s almost too cringe-worthy to watch (remember that Pepsi ad?), Bublé is a great reminder that sometimes keeping it simple and going in the opposite direction is a breath of fresh air.
His latest album Nobody But Me includes reinventions of classics such as “My Baby Just Cares For Me” and a haunting rendition of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows”.
So sit back and watch Bublé take you through his favorite songs, impersonate his wife and basically entertain you. After all it’s what he does best.
Happy Jazz Day Michael Bublé!