SHANE FILAN ‘ABOUT YOU’: “PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS”
Shane Filan shares is new brilliant track ‘About You’, taken from his debut solo album ‘You & Me’, released through Capitol Records on November 4.
On writing his debut album, Shane says: “I got off to a really good start. (The first track) ‘Everything To Me’ felt like beginners’ luck, but I didn’t know how good it was. Then the label were phoning, going “This is great!” I’d shown to myself I could do this and that took the pressure off.
I was flying in those first two weeks and then suddenly I was in Nashville with really famous songwriters, partly thinking ‘WOW!’ but also ‘Right, let’s do this.’”On his financial problems and music, he reveals: “People don’t want to hear about your problems. Everyone has problems, lots of people are struggling financially at the moment and it’s not something to harp on about.
What I got out of my situation is that I’m so lucky to have three healthy kids, a healthy marriage and an amazing wife. That’s what the album is about – trying to tell people not to worry. I’ve been there and it’s not worth it. You get through it and you try to stay positive, so I’ve tried to keep the songs positive.”
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