Singer James Blunt is eyeing a career hiatus so he can spend his days relaxing in idyllic Ibiza.

The You're Beautiful hitmaker, who served in the British armed forces before he found fame, recently wrapped up a mammoth world tour and now plans to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labour.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I just want to take some time out for myself. I haven't got any plans to do more songwriting. I have been chilling out since I finished my world tour and I've spent a lot of time in Ibiza, where I have a villa."

Blunt has spent several weeks enjoying life on the Spanish party island with his girlfriend of nine months, model Sofia Wellesley, and admits this summer (12) was the first he has taken off in seven years.

He adds, "Sofia and I had a great time hanging out with friends on my yacht but we partied as well."