NATHAN SYKES, FORMALLY OF THE WANTED, ANNOUNCES SOLO CAREER
TALKS WORKING WITH DIANE WARREN, BABYFACE AND HARMONY SAMUELS FOR DEBUT ALBUM OUT IN LATE 2015
January 26, 2015 – New York – Following months of speculation, Nathan Sykes, former member of chart-topping band The Wanted, has announced his solo career. In an exclusive interview with UK fashion publication Hunger TV, the 21-year-old singer revealed collaborations with Harmony Samuels, Babyface and Diane Warren for his much-anticipated debut album out later this year. The first single from the album will be released this spring.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best producers in the industry,” Nathan told Hunger TV. “Having already worked with Harmony on the track ‘Almost is Never Enough’ with Ariana Grande, he really helped me create the sound and he’s now the Executive Producer on the album and together we have created some of my favorite tracks on the album.”
“Working with Diane Warren and Babyface were two of the most surreal days of my life,” he continued. There is never a dull moment with Diane and she is one of my favorite people on the planet and the session with Babyface produced probably the most honest and emotional song I’ve ever written.”
On his solo career, he told Hunger TV, “There is no one to hide behind anymore! It’s so exciting though. I have an amazing team and I get to be really involved in the whole process and I can’t wait to get back out on stage again.”
“From being one fifth of a group to being a soloist, there is always the chance to surprise people as they are only now seeing 100% of me for the first time,” he added. “It’s like a second, first impression and whereas I don’t necessarily think it’s important to change people’s perceptions, I do think it’s exciting that people won’t just see me as ‘the young one in The Wanted’ and can have the freedom to judge me as an individual and not just ‘that bloke from that band’.”
The high fashion, black and white shoot, sees Nathan take a new style direction in sharp designer looks from the likes of Burberry, Joseph and Zadig & Zoltaire as he speaks frankly on going solo, surprising people with his new sound, what fans both old and new can expect from his new record and staying grounded amidst the madness.