Texas return with ‘Start A Family’, the first soulful pop gem lifted from ‘Texas 25’, which is released on the same day as the album, on February 16th. The stunning video for the track features Sharleen and infamous British actor Alan Rickman, reuniting after 15 years since they memorably danced the tango together in the video for ‘In Demand’ back in 2000.
On recording ‘Texas 25’, Sharleen Spiteri reveals: “It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we’ve always been about, soul music”
‘Start A Family’ is written by Texas stalwarts Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone along with newcomers Karen-Anne and Jack Townes. The track was recorded by the band in Glasgow and New York. ‘Start A Family’ will come with a cinematic video starring longtime Texas fan Alan Rickman, who memorably danced the tango with Sharleen in the video for ‘In Demand’ back in 2000.
‘Texas 25’ contains three further brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).
In 2015, Texas will present the findings of their 25 years in pop in a new, intimate arrangement, ‘An Evening With…’ in which Sharleen will talk through her amazing career and the band will play as a four piece skiffle ensemble as punctuation points.
‘AN EVENING WITH TEXAS’
SATURDAY 18 BRIGHTON DOME
SUNDAY 19 BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
MONDAY 20 SALFORD THE LOWRY
WEDNESDAY 22 GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 24 DUNFERMLINE ALHAMBRA
SATURDAY 25 EDINBURGH QUEENS HALL
MONDAY 27 GATESHEAD THE SAGE
TUESDAY 28 HULL CITY HALL
WEDNESDAY 29 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 1 BATH FORUM
SATURDAY 2 LONDON PALLADIUM
SUNDAY 3 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
TUESDAY 5 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL
WEDNESDAY 6 READING HEXAGON
TEXAS 25 comes in a range of formats including a 12 track CD, Deluxe 2CD pack and red vinyl. There will also be a beautiful limited edition box set containing the album on deluxe 2CD, red vinyl along with photographic prints, a certificate of authenticity signed by Sharleen and a 80 page hardback book compiled by the band including new and never before see images from the bands history.
Pre-order “TEXAS 25” now: HERE
TEXAS 25 Tracklisting:
THE TRUTH & SOUL SESSIONS
Start A Family
Black Eyed Boy
Say What You Want
When We Are Together
Are You Ready
I Don’t Want A Lover