Westlife’s new single, Hello My Love will be released soon! (Source: Irish News)
The release of Hello My Love comes hot on the heels of the guys’ reunion announcement in October 2018, following a 6-year break for the band. It will be Westlife’s first UK single release since Lighthouse in November 2011 and their 27th single release in the UK.
The single will be released under Universal Music Group and Virgin EMI Records, after Westlife signed a new record deal.
Westlife celebrate signing a new record deal, October 2018
Is the single a cover?
Westlife’s new single Hello My Love is a brand new track, written by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. According to a source close to the band:
“Having Ed involved is a huge coup. They think he will give them a contemporary edge for their reunion.”
(Source – The Sun)
Ed Sheeran has an impressive record of hits — he was Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2017 with 6.3 billion streams — so we’re certain the new Westlife single will prove popular!
Is Hello My Love a ballad?
No, the new single’s described as an ‘uptempo’ song – and as far as we know there are no similarities with with Westlife’s previous similarly-titled release My Love. Mark says:
“We’re not trying to change Westlife’s sound, we’re trying to evolve”
“We need to be a Westlife 2.0, a better version of ourselves. We wanted to come back and recreate Westlife’s sound, but better, and be a better band, and the most important thing about any band is music.”
(Source – evoke.ie)
When will the new single be released?
Hello My Love has been already been recorded but the release date hasn’t been announced. The single was rumoured to be set for release in November/December 2018, but it now looks more likely that it will be released in January 2019.
A source (we’re pretty sure it’s Westlife’s manager Louis Walsh) reveals:
“[Westlife] 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.”
(Source – The Sun)
Fans in Ireland are likely to get the first listen, as Westlife have signed up to debut the track on the popular TV show The Late Late Show. We reckon Nicky will also play the single on his radio show on Ireland’s RTÉ 2FM.
Westlife will be appearing on the Graham Norton Show in the UK to promote the single, airing on Friday 11 January 2019 (Source – Digital Spy).
Will there be a new album?
Yes! Westlife’s new album will be released later in 2019. Read more about the new Westlife album.
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