Singer/songwriter James Blunt abandoned the armed forces to make music but finds his sound is tainted by harrowing memories of his time in Kosovo.

The YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL star regards music as his true calling and he left the army as soon as he could, but haunting album track NO BRAVERY is deeply inspired by the horrors he experienced in Kosovo.

He explains, "I served in Kosovo during the bombing campaign and the peace transition, which involved stopping people trying to kill each other.

"You'd walk into burnt out houses and fields with mass graves and feel a sense that someone or something incredibly evil had been there."

14/07/2005 05:46