- 29 Jul 19
The homegrown boyband sold out two shows at Croke Park earlier this month.
Less than a year ago, Irish boyband legends Westlife confirmed the rumours that they were reconvening the band for a new album and a world tour. They cited their songwriting partnership with Ed Sheeran and the 20th anniversary of their first single, ‘Swear it Again’, in 1998 as their reasons for getting back together.
Sure enough, they were readily welcomed back into the Irish – and global – music scene with two shows at Dublin’s Croke Park in front of 80,000 each night and are currently headlining across Asia.
Now, fans have their sights on the band’s upcoming album, Spectrum, set for release on 8 November.
While the album is still in the mixing stage and has yet to be finalised, fans can expect the Westlife sound they know and love with modern and Celtic influences.
"It’s very contemporary but it’s got a Celtic fusion side to it,” revealed Mark Feehily in a recent interview with Official Irish Charts. “I had a song on my album called Sanctuary which sampled Clannad but it had more a pop/hip-hop beat to it. It’s kind of in the same world as that. It’s cool, edgy and contemporary.”
Westlife has already released three singles off Spectrum: ‘Hello My Love’, ‘Better Man’, and most recently, ‘Dynamite’.
‘Hello My Love’ was their first single in eight years and was hailed as “catchy, romantic and upbeat,” according to Hot Press’s Aoife Bradshaw. “The song retains all of the elements that made Westlife Westlife.”
Fans can preorder the CD for Spectrum here.
Watch the ‘Hello My Love’ music video below: