Following two successful solo albums and tours, Shane Filan has successfully reinvented himself as a solo artist. This time, Filan is back with his third album Love Always. Love Always features some of Filan’s favorite all-time love ballads, such as the Bangles’ “Eternal Flame”, Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, and Bryan Adams’ “Heaven”, along with some original songs.
We at August Man had the opportunity to speak to the former Westlife singer during an interview session. Charming and Delightful, Shane Filan was certainly one of the most friendly artists we’ve ever chat with.
“I wanted to record songs that were special to me when I was growing up”, said Filan when asked about the process of choosing songs that make it to the album. “Some of the songs were ideas from my manager, my producer, as well as people who made the album with me. It was like a big list of songs up on the wall and we were like, let’s try all of them, they didn’t work, let’s try all of that. But I’m glad that most of the songs that I really wanted on the album, ended up being on the album”. Filan continued.
“I took a bit of time in the middle of the album to do some writing sessions. I made the album in Metrophonics, it’s a studio in London. I’ve wrote with some of the guys there while I was working on my first album”, said Filan when asked about the process of writing the original songs in the album. “Songwriting was something that I did a lot on my first two albums. I wanted to continue doing it. I think songwriting is something that you’re constantly learning, you keep getting better and better. I’ll always write songs”. Said Filan as he continued.
Shane Filan is currently on tour to promote Love Always, featuring covers of some of the greatest tunes of all time about love, from Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” to *NSYNC’s “This I Promise You”. After Malaysia, he’ll be travelling to the Philippines, and then Indonesia.
*Special thanks to Universal Music Malaysia