Saturday, September 13, 2008

Remember those photographs we took on that boat in Spain?

What is Shayne Ward doing these days?

Working on songs for his new album. So far, he's already worked with Taio Cruz (with whom he wrote a song he calls "a BIG TUNE;" Simon Cowell apparently recruited Taio to work with both Shayne and Leona, and Taio, who says they've done four songs together, says that "It's just a cooler sound for him, in the way that Justin Timberlake broke out of that typical pop and moved it forward to a cooler element"), Future Cut (Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola, who did Lily Allen's "Smile"), Karen Poole (he says the song he wrote with her is "beautiful"), and the Underdogs (who did Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's "No Air"). For his work with the Underdogs, he was actually in Los Angeles for some weeks and worked with some other writers as well.

While we wait for that new album, he's going to perform in Asia for a while. Come back to the U.S., Shayne! Oh, wait--he just might be, at some point. Taken from his forum:

Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: I just want to focus on getting the songs right. I’ve got some really big ones for the next album and I’m really excited. I’m looking forward to doing America properly as well.

(Picture credit to Ultimate Shayne Ward.)


Adem With An E said...

This is good news, I like Shayne; good voice, good looks -- he just needs to work some more on that personality of his. He has all the makings of a pop star, he just needs to be a little more comfortable when he has to speak.

Paul said...

I agree with Adem. He is always (mostly!) right, after all :P haha. i still am annoyed that his excellent second album didn't get the promotion it deserved - Melt The Snow, Stand by Your Side, Damaged, U Got Me So are all very good and deserved to be singles. Hopefully this one will be better promoted :)

Poster Girl said...

Adem, I think you've nailed it--I do hope "the X Factor" is something that they can end up bringing out of him/making obvious in some way.

Paul, if it makes you feel any better, some of those got released in Sweden and South Africa ;)