Keating looking forward to release of solo 'anthems' album30/06/2012 - 11:16:11
Ronan Keating's new album has an "anthemic pop feel".
The Boyzone singer is excited about the release of his next solo project and says the material is a radical departure from anything he has done before.
He said: "I'm finishing the album this week, I've been in London mixing, and it will be out in August.
"It's called 'Fires' - my first studio album in six years. Quite exciting for me, brand new material. It's got that anthemic pop feel to it. There's not a lot of ballads on there, just one or two, so very different from what I've done before."
Despite working hard on his album, Ronan - who recently split with wife Yvonne after 14 years of marriage - has found the time to take a little break and have some fun with friends.
Speaking at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend he told Absolute Radio: "I'm here, there's a gang of us just hanging out, it's nice. Friends getting together and enjoying the music they love.
"I haven't been to a lot of festivals but a friend of mine was playing in his reformed band, Little Angels. I've never seen Bruce Springsteen before but I'm really looking forward to his set, he's amazing."
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