It’s been a long time coming but the Westlife reunion we’ve all be waiting for is finally happening!
Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan have reportedly signed a new deal with Universal Music Group. That’s the good news. The bad news? The band will be reforming without Brian McFadden.
“The other guys have been lined up to return to the studio and record some new songs and tour dates have even been organised, so it’s definitely going ahead this time. There’s been a lot of speculation, but this time it’s a done deal and contracts have been signed,” a source told Irish Sun.
“One day it would be great to do it again but it’s not happening until you hear from the four of us, not management not anyone else. The offers are there and I think they will always be there which is nice to feel like that. Even leaving the financial element aside, it’s nice to get back onstage, that would be brilliant, you can never relive those moments until you do them again,” Nicky previously told RSVP Magazine.
Rumour has it that the quartet has also secretly co-written a song with Ed Sheeran. “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,” an insider told UK’s The Sun.
Westlife exploded into the music scene in 1999 with “Swear It Again”. The group became a foursome when Brian quit in 2004 to focus on his family and solo career. After several albums, the band went separate ways in 2012 after embarking on a farewell world tour. Now that it’s been confirmed, we can’t wait to see what these Brits have in store.
Are y’all heartbroken that Brian won’t be part of the reunion?