Irish pop band Westlife which was a huge part of the lives of people growing up in the late 90s, has announced its return with the release of its first single in as many as eight years. Called Hello My Love, it has been written by Ed Sheeran and produced by Steve Mac. This track has been complemented by a brilliant music video as well.
Westlife had split up 6 years ago, and it was only last year that all four members had decided to reunite. An album is planned of course, and we should definitely hear more about it in the coming months. Hello My Love has been available for streaming since yesterday, while its music video is live now on YouTube.
It’s your typical pop anthem, very much unlike the music that band is known for. In a way, it signifies the band’s move into a new musical space. This style is more suitable for the music market of today, although, hardened fans will definitely be disappointed with the lack of that classic taste in their new music.
Since the release of the song, fans have taken to social media to express their delight at seeing the four lead men perform again. The excitement among fans is also visible in the fact that their upcoming tour became the fastest selling of all-time. 4,00,000 tickets were sold within a span of just 48 hours last year. This tour will kick off in Belfast on May 25, and end in Dublin on July 5.
The four-man band comprising of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Markus Feehily and Shane Filan has been active since 1998, and has us given breakout hits throughout its career. Songs like If I Let You Go, My Love, Uptown Girl, Unbreakable, You Raise Me Up, World of Our Own and Seasons In The Sun had become massive hits during their time.
And with Hello My Love, the band will definitely want to see more of the same. You can watch the music video of this new track in the space right above.