Shayne Ward Offers Up Cover Art & New Release Date For Fourth Album ‘Closer’

Robbie Daw | November 26, 2014 11:10 am
Shayne Ward Working With Mike Stock
The onetime 'X Factor' winner has teamed up with a legendary pop producer.

When we last checked in on Mancunian singer Shayne Ward, he was recording his fourth album with producer Mike Stock (of the legendary Stock Aitken Waterman pop production team) and funding the album through Pledge Music. Two months later, Shayne has reached 124% of his goal for the LP, so roll on February! Er, actually, make that April.

In a new update posted on Pledge Music today, Ward revealed the above cover art and title for the album, Closer. He also noted that the LP’s release date has been pushed back two months, to April 13, 2015, due to his involvement in a UK musical adaptation of War Of The Worlds. (Incidentally, Shayne will co-star in War Of The World alongside another artist who worked with Mike Stock: Jason Donovan.)

Catch Shayne’s full update on upcoming album Closer below.

Hello Pledgers,

Thank you for your support so far – it means the world to me. I’m so excited to finally give you guys a first look at my album cover and reveal the title: ‘Closer’.

I’m currently working on a really special deluxe edition of the album with lots of additional tracks not found on the standard CD or download. I didn’t get to finish recording before rehearsals started for War of The Worlds so I’m heading back into the studio in January, which means that sadly the album will now be out on 13 April 2015. Everything else will carry on as usual, except the video shoot will now be in January and the Album Playback Party will be in March.

Sorry it’s going to be a little longer wait but I hope it will all be worthwhile when you hear the new music.

With love,

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