Kimberley Walsh will release her debut solo album ‘Centre Stage’ on Decca Records. The Girls Aloud member, currently wowing millions on Strictly Come Dancing, will be releasing Centre Stage on February 4 2013.
Kimberley knew the direction her debut album was going to take as soon as legendary label Decca, home to Andrea Bocelli and Imelda May, approached her to make the album.
“I’ve always loved musical theatre and doing Shrek! The Musical definitely re-ignited the passion in me,” says Kimberley. “I really wanted to share the love I have for musical theatre by taking some classic songs and completely reinventing them. The melodies in so many musical songs are so brilliant I knew we could create something special by experimenting with the production and I really feel like we’ve come up with some interesting takes on classic songs.”
Kimberley started recording the album this summer in Stockholm, working with pop producers including Per Magnusson and David Kreuger. One Day I’ll Fly Away from Moulin Rouge was the first song recorded: “I was in my absolute element recording it and really felt like I was discovering new tones to my voice and really pushing myself vocally. I loved every minute of recording this album I really felt like I was going back to my roots.”
Currently celebrating ten years of Girls Aloud with the release of a greatest hits album and a forthcoming arena tour, she is also training hard for Strictly Come Dancing where she is one of the show’s most popular contestants and a favourite to go all the way.
“There’s a lot going on right now but I am loving every minute and can’t wait for people to hear these songs I’ve recorded.”
After months of speculation, Girls Aloud have confirmed that they are in fact getting together to celebrate their 10th anniversary! They have created an official twitter account with the number “10”, and their website has a countdown to 10 days from now, October 19th. That is thought to be the date that they release their new material, and rumors speculate they shot their new video last tuesday. Sources say their first performance will be on Strictly Come Dancing. I bet its going to be absolutely epic!
The video we had earlier was apparently just a little studio session of the song. This is the real official video for Rebecca Ferguson’s “Nothing Real But Love.” The market for balladry has been shoddy for a while, but after Adele’s “Someone Like You” hit it big, we have yet to see the ballad resurgence.
Many people think that Dione Bromfield is a product of Amy Winehouse‘s imagination. But, that is not the least true. With the rate she is going, she could easily be one of the biggest stars of the decade. Here we see Dionne Bromfield trying to continue the legacy of a genre that died too early, like Jackswing. If there was a natural continuation of Motown, it would be Dionne Bromfield’s Good To The Soul. One this song specially, Bromfield brings the traditional beats with a modern mentality with coquettish lyrics. It brings back puppy love like no other and makes you feel all warm and loved-up inside. This should be the next single!