Irish pop singer Brian McFadden (and former member of Westlife) has his sites set on America. McFadden has abandoned his boy band ballad sound and gone full on electro-pop with his new album Wall Of Soundz and I’m surprisingly on board with this transformation (if only his fiancee Delta Goodrem would do the same!). The album was released in Australia back in April where it peaked at #27. First single “Just Say So” (check out the video HERE) features guest vocals from American artist Kevin Rudolph, and peaked at the top of the ARIA charts when it was released in early April, remaining at the top for 3 weeks! McFadden hopes for a similar story when second single called “Chemical Rush” is released next month.
According to Digital Spy, McFadden will be relocating to the U.S. (where Goodrem is currently working on her fourth album) after his stint as a judge for Australia’s Got Talent is over. The plan is to release Wall Of Soundz in the U.S. through Universal Records. According to McFadden in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, “It will be my first time ever to release a record in America as a solo artist,” he says. “It’s very hard over there but this is my last chance. I’m going to relocate there to get this business going.”
From what I’ve heard, Wall Of Soundz is a pretty solid electro-pop album. Nothing too groundbreaking, but now is the time to do this sound. Taio Cruz has the same kind of sound going right now, so maybe McFadden will fare well if he throws someone like Ludacris on a track…although I suppose a Kevin Rudolph-assisted track will suffice. We’ll have to see how this pans out. I know I’ll be looking out for him.