Like the rest of the world, we were absolutely beside ourselves with excitement when one former fifth of The Wanted Nathan Sykes announced plans to release a solo record. When his press associates asked us if we wanted an exclusive listen to THREE brand new tracks with Nathan himself, you can you bet your giddy aunt that we jumped at the chance.
“I feel like I’ve been locked in some sort of musical cave,” Nathan Sykes tells us as we sit down in a London office with him to listen to some exclusive tracks from his solo recording sessions. “I’ve been working on this album for a good few months now, I feel like I’ve lost touch with what’s going on in the real world. It’s just been full on music.”
First of all we listen to a track named ‘Kiss Me Quick’. Like every track we heard, Nathan co-wrote this one. The track also boasts writing and production credits from London based company LDN Noise. Without trying to sound like a nan, all we can say is that this track sounds very “funky.” It’s reminiscent of the current trend of live band instruments showcased by the likes of Mark Ronson on ‘Uptown Funk’ and Cheryl on ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. Continue reading “I was 20% of The Wanted, this is 100% me”: We speak to Nathan Sykes and get an exclusive listen to his solo tracks