The new Westlife single is titled Dynamite. It is the 3rd single from Westlife’s upcoming album release, Spectrum, and their 29th single release in the UK.
Listen to the song on YouTube:
Mark describes Dynamite as “the sister song to Hello My Love, it’s kind of in the same world – it’s an uptempo song, a big, colourful song with a big production”.
When can I listen to Dynamite? Where can I download it?
Dynamite was released on Friday 5 July 2019. It’s available to download and stream from the following places:
Will Westlife be singing Dynamite on tour?
Westlife performed the new single live on stage at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland on Friday 5 July 2019, the day the song was released (and Shane Filan’s 40th birthday!). The gig was part of Westlife’s Twenty Tour, which kicked off in May 2019.
Dynamite was a new addition to the setlist on the night, and it looks likely that it will be added to the setlist for future shows on the tour.
Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted the words ‘Dynamite‘ superimposed on pictures of the lads in the Twenty Tour programme. This was a subtle hint of the title of the single, as the single wasn’t announced until the tour was well underway. (Fun fact: Mark Feehily designed the programme!)
Westlife officially announced the title of the new single, and the release date, while they were live on stage in Birmingham, UK. The guys made the announcement at their show on Friday 21 June 2019, exactly two weeks before the single’s planned release date.
Where can I find the song lyrics?
The chorus of Dynamite is:
We are exploding colours that shine
In purple and green and red
(In the sky)
Love is unfolding before our eyes
And lighting the way ahead
This is a memory in our minds
That we will never forget
(You and I)
We are the love
And we are the night,
Read the full lyrics: Westlife Dynamite lyrics >
What’s Dynamite all about?
Dynamite is an upbeat, uptempo love song. We think it sounds perfect for summer! Westlife have said:
“It’s about how falling in love creates such glow and light in someone’s life that it literally lights up the world around them.”source – The Sun
Is the song written by Ed Sheeran?
Yes, Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac co-wrote Dynamite. According to Shane, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has written six of the songs on Westlife’s new album Spectrum.
Steve Mac is well known as the co-writer and producer of a number of Westlife’s most popular hits over the years, including Flying Without Wings and What Makes a Man.
Westlife have said:
“This is our third single that has been co-written by Ed Sheeran. It has been amazing to work with him and he really has put his stamp on our upcoming album Spectrum.”source – The Sun
Where was the Dynamite music video filmed?
The video was filmed at two of Westlife’s gigs on the Twenty Tour – Arena Birmingham, on Saturday 22 June 2019, and at Croke Park stadium in Dublin on Friday 5 July. As a result it seems likely that the video will include some on stage as well as backstage shots!
Mark also explained in an interview on 2FM that additional filming was happening “all over Dublin City” on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2019.
Nicky shared a behind-the-scenes clip from the “secret video shoot” while the guys were filming the video in Birmingham, featuring lots of colourful lighting effects.
The music video hasn’t been released yet, but as soon as it’s available we’ll post it here.
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