Ed Sheeran has reportedly co-written Westlife’s comeback single, as the band are gearing up for a massive reunion – six years after they split.
Over the weekend, The Irish Sun on Sunday reported that bandmates Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, and Markus Feehily are getting back together – without former member Brian McFadden.
Now, the UK Sun has revealed that none other than Ed Sheeran has helped penned their comeback track in a bid to target the younger generation.
A source said: “Westlife have really been pulling out all the stops for their big comeback and were desperate to get Ed on board.”
“It took quite some time to pull together and has been done totally behind closed doors, but he has finally given them the right record to make it happen.”
“Having Ed involved is a huge coup. They think he will give them a contemporary edge for their reunion.
“They have already recorded the song and are delighted with the results. They’re just pulling together the final promo details including a video before they unveil it. It’s going to be huge,” the source added.
Just last year, Westlife’s long-time manager Louis Walsh told The Sun that he wanted Ed Sheeran and James Arthur to pen new material for the famed boyband.