Westlife have revealed that their upcoming album Spectrum is “the best” they’ve ever made.
On September 6, bandmates Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan will release their first album in nine years – after announcing their much-anticipated comeback last October.
Speaking to the MailOnline about their new record, they said: “The title Spectrum came from us talking about how we feel younger, happier and more energetic than we ever have in our career.”
“Spectrum is a title that represents the various different shades and colours of our personalities, vocals and general perspectives that all blend together in a unique way to create Westlife.”
“It’s also a word that represents the various shades and colours in the band, meaning it’s the perfect metaphor for our different points of view and perspectives but together, they somehow join to work perfectly,” they explained.
“We’re all driven by trying to create the best album of our careers. Our fans deserve the very best version of Westlife possible and with this album we feel that we’ve achieved that.
“The album has everything that we love in music, heartfelt emotional songs and also great uptempo’s that are designed for our stadium performances. We couldn’t be happier with how the last few months in the studio have gone and we cannot wait for our fans to hear the end results.
“We are making new fresh pop music for old and new fans alike and are so excited to share ‘Spectrum’ with everybody,” they said.
For Spectrum, the band teamed up with a host of amazing songwriters – including Steve Mac, James Bay and Ed Sheeran.
They added: “The first person we wanted to collaborate with was with our long term friend Steve Mac. Steve has played such a pivotal role in the success of Westlife over the years, writing and producing some of the biggest songs of our careers.”
“Steve was enjoying global success working with Ed Sheeran and they co-incidentally wrote a song for Westlife not knowing that we were discussing coming back together, so the stars really aligned.”