Westlife announce new album Wild Dreams and release new single Starlight

It's the Irish band's first album in 2 years and their first on new label Warner.

Westlife have announced the release of their twelfth album, Wild Dreams, their first in two years. 

Recorded and curated by the band during an 18 month period, it's also their first release on new label - Warner subsidiary EastWest - since parting ways with EMI Records following their 2019 Number 1 comeback album, Spectrum

The album is trailed by lead single Starlight, co-written by Tom Grennan and produced by Jamie Scott (One Direction) and Lostboy (Griff). 

"This album means more to us than anything we have done before and has been inspired by the challenges we’ve all overcome over the last 18 months," the band said in a statement.

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"Wild Dreams captures the mood of the moment. The album also offers moments of reflection and is about new beginnings, hope and looking to the future. The music is so relevant to now. It is uplifting stuff and [we] cannot wait for the fans to hear it."

Westlife have scored 11 Number 1 albums and 13 Number 1 singles in Ireland, and have topped the albums chart in the UK on eight occasions while also notching up 14 UK Number 1 singles.

This puts the lads joint third with Cliff Richards as the act with the most Number 1 singles in the UK. Only The Beatles (17) and Elvis Presley (21) have more. 

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