Shayne Ward Turns Sugababes’ “About You Now” Into A Beautiful Piano Ballad: Listen To A Clip

Robbie Daw | March 4, 2015 11:08 am

Back in September 2007, Sugababes released their Dr. Luke-produced UK hit “About You Now” the same week Shayne Ward offered up his double A-side single “No U Hang Up”/”If That’s OK With You,” and ultimately the latter had to settle for the #2 spot on the British chart while the ‘babes reigned at the top.

Nearly eight years later, Ward has covered “About You Now” for the deluxe edition of his upcoming album Closer, where it will serve as a bonus track. In an interesting turn of events, Shayne and producer Mike Stock have re-imagined the song as a piano ballad — and a quite beautiful one at that — rather than sticking with the dance-pop vibe of the original.

The fact that the song works on this level is a true testament to the emotional impact of the “About You Now” lyrics, which were penned by Cathy Dennis. So far only a clip of Ward’s version has been posted online, and you can hear it above.

Shayne’s fourth album, Closer, will be released on April 12.

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