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Why we have to change! But bring on 2011

THE next 12 months are going to be very interesting and exciting in the Westlife camp.

Not only do we have lots of songs we feel are strong enough to be singles off our latest album Gravity, there’s our arena tour in March, plus we are nearly out of our recording contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco label.

Are we gonna stay for a million pound contract? That’s the million dollar question. We’ll have to see as it’s all about doing what’s right.

Musically, we feel stronger than ever but it’s all about how it’s marketed.

We know we’re releasing Beautiful Tonight next but we want to emulate someone like Pink and release four or five tracks from this album.

The Reason should be one as we want to show people the variety on the album.

Over the last few years there’s just been one single based around Christmas and that’s a Syco thing to be honest.

The Westlife formula has to change and we want to do things differently because we love this album.

We don’t wanna release one song and then be like “see you later”.

Internationally, the ballads haven’t been working for us, so with the new single we’re hoping to get back in there.

But we don’t think you’ll see us at the festivals, unless it’s Kian in a corner drunk.

We’re not sure whether festival audiences are Westlife audiences but the pop tent at the Isle Of Wight festival would be good.

If our schedule allows, we’re up for it – bring it on.

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Westlife edit today’s playlist

MANBANDS or boybands, whatever you want to call them, there’s no denying groups of fellas singing quality pop songs are having a resurgence in a big way.

I’ve been a fan of Westlife since they formed in 1998 and now on their 11th album Gravity, the Irish lads are sounding better than ever.

What’s more, Shane Filan, 31, Mark Feehily, 30, Nicky Byrne, 32, and Kian Egan, 30, are also a great craic, so I invited them in to take over Playlist today…

You can download it from here:

Thanks for the link to AllenaAusten!

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What’s On: Westlife

TWELVE years into their career, Irish hearthrobs Westlife show no signs of flagging.

Their 11th album Gravity is out now and tickets are on sale for their Spring tour.

We caught up with the boy-turned-man band members — Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.

You can read the interview here.