Westlife as soon as turned down the chance to have lunch with Claudia Schiffer.
Claudia invited the band to lunch after she appeared within the music video for his or her 2000 cowl of Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Woman’, however band member Mark Feehily has now claimed they have been pressured to show down her provide by their report label.
Talking on Monday’s (18.11.19) episode of ‘This Morning’, Mark, 39, mentioned: ‘”Once we shot Uptown Woman, Claudia Schiffer was within the video. She invited us for lunch and we turned her down. We have been doing the shoot with Claudia Schiffer and he or she was going for lunch midway by the shoot however the label advised us we needed to do end the shoot.”
Westlife launched their new album ‘Spectrum’ final week – which got here as their first main album in eight years – and Kian Egan, 39, revealed that the band wished to provide one thing “contemporary” slightly than recreating the music from their 1990s and 2000s heyday.
He mentioned: “As a result of we have been a band of the 90s and 00s, the massive factor for us was doing one thing contemporary. One thing that felt new slightly than what we used to do. With this album, we wished to discover a sound that was good for us. We saved some ballads in there for the old fashioned viewers but additionally freshened ourselves up.”
While Nicky Byrne, 41, added: “I feel we benefit from the nostalgia. We simply did a giant tour across the UK and Eire and Asia. But when we need to be within the charts once more, we wanted to do one thing contemporary, that is once we received the decision to say Ed Sheeran was a Westlife fan as a bit boy. He had already written some songs for us.”
The video for the Irish band’s new single, ‘My Blood’, options the youngsters of each band member, and Shane Filan, 40, admits that having youngsters has modified the band’s method.
He mentioned: “The kids have been too younger to expertise Westlife the primary time round. They’re starting to grasp how huge Westlife is. You neglect how a lot of an influence you may have on youngsters.”