GARY BARLOW IS GOING WEST

23/09/2011 08:02

By Kim Dawson with James Cabooter

WESTLIFE have joined forces with rival manband Take That for their new single.

The Irish heart-throbs return with Lighthouse next month, a track penned especially for them by TT mainman turned X Factor judge Gary Barlow, 40.

The lads hope the sweeping single can do for them what Gary’s songs did for Take That’s big comeback.

Loifer Mark Feehily, 31, told me: “Lighthouse was written for us by Gary with John Shanks.

“They wrote Patience for Take That so we’re confident we have a great team behind our new song.”

Nicky Byrne, 32, explained: “Some people might think Gary would be seen as the competition but we don’t at all. It’s kind of cool he’s written for us.”

Mark agreed: “I love the idea of Gary writing for us and throwing all the rules out the window.”

Lighthouse is one of six new tracks the band have recorded for a fresh Greatest Hits album out November 21.

Shane Filan, 32, said: “It’s been eight years since our last Greatest Hits and we have obviously had a lot of hits since.”
Gary’s track was so good it ousted one of Mark’s own compositions as first single.

Mark revealed: “One of the potential singles was my own song Beautiful World, which I wrote with John Shanks and an Irish girl called Ruth Anne-Cunningham.

“It was literally up until a day ago that we were deciding between Lighthouse and Beautiful World for the first single but they went with Lighthouse in the end.

“I wasn’t too gutted though. Once I write the song I’ve written it. You can’t get too attached and just have to hand it over and forget the fact you’ve written it.”

Lighthouse is out November 14.

Credit/Source: dailystar.co.uk

 

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