Westlife: ‘Lighthouse’ – Single review03/11/2011 20:07
By Robert Copsey
So this is it then. The start of Westlife’s final run of singles. Truth be told, we’d been taking them for granted these last few years; a staple of the November singles and album charts and, like the red cups at Starbucks, a friendly reminder that the festive season was upon us. In fact, like a mug of their Christmas blend, you could always expect the group’s output to be a relaxing, chest-warming and thoroughly wholesome affair.
Their latest is just that: an assured, safe-as-houses slice of midtempo pop penned by hitmaker-of-the-moment Gary Barlow that sits perfectly alongside their record-breaking streak of Top 10 hits – including 13 (13!) number ones. “This kind of love is more than amazing/ For a man who lost his way,” Shane admits over a bouncy piano riff before insisting they’re ready to settle down with their partners on the sing-songy chorus. The thing we’ll miss most? Those flawless key changes.
Watch Westlife’s ‘Lighthouse’ music video below: