The former Westlife star reveals it could be up to two years before it is eventually released.
Ex-Westlife star Nicky Byrne has revealed he’s recorded most of a solo album – but doesn’t expect to release it for two years.
The 2FM DJ told Goss.ie he has laid down nine tracks for the album, which Nicky says is “kind of cheeky pop” and he is “loving it”.
He added: “I’ve no deal at the moment, I’m not even looking for one until I have it ready.
“But it’s amazing when you get into the studio yourself, and you’re co-writing it, the buzz you get.”
Westlife star Nicky Byrne has thanked his East Antrim fans for their continued support and revealed details of his forthcoming album.
The singer spoke as he prepared to open the Dale Farm Milk Cup 2014 in Coleraine, a football tournament which he himself played in with Home Farm and Leeds United.
Nicky told The Times: “My first Milk Cup was when I was 13 years of age, I came up as a young goalkeeper in the under 14 team for Home Farm, that was my first experience. I didn’t get to play as I was a reserve in case the main keeper, the first choice, got stuck. Continue reading Nicky Byrne: Invite me and I’ll be there!
The wait is finally over… Westlife are excited to reveal the album artwork and track listing for their forthcoming Greatest Hits album! The album features 4 news tracks including the brand new single ‘Lighthouse’.
Earlier today, your trusty Digital Spy music scribes were played the new Westlife single, ‘Lighthouse’, in full, three times over, and at a perfectly respectable volume.
So, how does the band’s 31st single shape up? Here’s what we jotted down.
First things first, it was penned by Gary Barlow, produced by John Shanks (Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi) and clocks in at 3 minutes and 57 seconds.
The song is about how their partners have stuck by them through the difficult times and now they want to settle down with them for good.
It’s probably the most grown-up sounding single Westlife have ever released.
“This kind of love is more than a lifeline/ For a man as weak as me,” Shane Filan admits on the openings bars over a soul-funk piano riff, before asking: “How did the sea get so rough?/ I would have drowned/ If you hadn’t given me your love.”
Lyrics to the chorus include: “You’re the light in the dark/ You’re the seat in the park/ You’re the lighthouse that I need.”
The song’s highlight is easily the middle eight around the 2:55 mark, where a slew of thrashing drums clash together as they sing: “I owe it all to you/ Everything I have right now.”
Despite being their first release away from Syco, it would soundtrack a tearful X Factor moment rather nicely.
Better yet, listen to a 90-second clip of the track and judge for yourselves below:
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 12 years since Westlife burst onto the music scene with their first single which was also their first No.1 record. In the years gone by, the band have gone on to have 14 number one singles, 10 multi-platinum albums, win dozens of awards and have dominated the charts selling over 44 million records worldwide, making them one of the top selling groups of the decade!
To celebrate their illustrious career so far, we’ll be taking you through some of the most memorable moments and highlights of their musical journey so far.
If you can cast your minds back to April 1999, to the track that was on every radio station, TV show, CD player and music channel across the country then you would remember that it was ‘Swear It Again’ – The band’s debut, No.1 single.