No Bravery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"No Bravery"
Single by James Blunt
from the album Back to Bedlam
Released 17 April 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:02
Label Atlantic, Custard Records, RCA
Songwriter(s) James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek
Producer(s) Tom Rothrock, Jimmy Hogarth
James Blunt singles chronology
"Goodbye My Lover"
"No Bravery"

"Goodbye My Lover"
"No Bravery"

"No Bravery" is a pop rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam. The song was produced by Tom Rothrock and Jimmy Hogarth and received a positive reception from music critics. The song is written about Kosovo war while Blunt was serving there with NATO peacekeepers. It was released as the fifth single in April 2006, exclusively in France. The track peaked at No. 15 there. In the United States, "No Bravery" received heavy airplay but was not released as a single.


The single was released on one physical format, including the album version of the track backed with an exclusive live version recorded at 93 Feet East in London.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

"No Bravery" featured a music video that was directed by Paul Heyes and was filmed on 11 February 2006 in The Far East. In the video, Blunt is featured walking through a Kosovo war zone, reflecting on his army days and remembering events that made him into the man he is today. The video also shows the death of a British soldier and the heartache of his family.[3]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "No Bravery" - 4:02
  2. "No Bravery" (Live) - 3:33

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
France 17 April 2006
United States 8 March 2006 (Radio Airplay only)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
France (SNEP)[4] 15


  1. ^ "James Blunt: No Bravery". Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ No Bravery: James Blunt: Musique
  3. ^ "No Bravery". Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ " – James Blunt – No Bravery" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

External links[edit]