Gosh! Melodifestivalen fever takes over, I pay a little less attention to UK artists, and look what happens--Gareth Gates puts clips of songs on his MySpace, is working on redesigning his official site (though the version there at the moment is a redesign, too), announces the release date for his new single "Changes" (April 9), and announces the title of his new album (Pictures Of The Other Side). Heck, it's even being reviewed already (though I haven't heard anything about any songs we didn't already know)! He's doing a showcase of his new material tonight, so hopefully there will be more reviews and we'll get to hear about some of the other songs. Now, I promised over at You Don't Know Pop that I wasn't going to say anything bad about ballads in general for a week (if you haven't been checking that blog lately, absolutely go look at Troy's Valentine's Day dedicated post--all ballads, and so many good ones that I was inspired to make the aforementioned promise!), so I'll just say I hope there's news about some more mid- to up-tempo stuff. An official release date for a single, an official album title--I'm in mild shock!
I still maintain his second album is a classic--go buy it if you haven't already.