Wall of Soundz
is the new solo album from Irish singer/songwriter Brian McFadden
, available 23 April 2010. “I love a change, I don’t like doing the same thing all the time,” McFadden says. “The challenge for me is always to get out of my comfort zone and do something different. And this is different.”
The album started life as a side-project McFadden embarked on with American songwriter Rob Conley, an electro whiz-kid behind hits for Darren Hayes, Axle Whitehead
and Amy Meredith.
So engrossed in the project was McFadden that he and Conley spent over 18 months writing songs together in Conley’s studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. “A new solo album would have taken another two years to write. So Rob and I sat down and we decided that this was my new solo album – it was exactly where I was musically and made perfect sense” McFadden says the end result may have his name on it, but it’s a collaborative affair and formed a fresh new exciting producing partnership.
McFadden spent a lot of time writing the rest of the album in LA and a meeting with Kevin Rudolf meant he was roped in for guest vocals on his first single ‘Just Say So’ and wound up producing the song. “I loved Kevin’s hit Let it Rock,” McFadden says. ”It was good to see Kevin put his own twist on it, he did things I’d never think of doing. He’s got his own mind when it comes to records, he’s a musical genius.”Just Say So
is a ridiculously catchy electro-pop track with heavy auto tune and dance beats. Rudolf raved about the experience, “Brian is super talented. A great singer and a great writer with a real point of view. And most importantly a good dude. I look forward to working more with him in the future!”
The album sees some other guest vocals as well, including McFadden’s fiancé the talented Delta Goodrem
adding her vocals to the enigmatic track ‘Mistakes’.
In 2010, McFadden will become a judge on Channel 7’s new series, Australia’s Got Talent. McFadden will judge alongside X Factor judge, Dannii Minogue and radio presenter Kyle Sandilands. Wall of Soundz
is the follow up to McFadden’s 2008 Set In Stone
which debuted at number five on the ARIA album chart, was certified gold and spawned the hits Like Only a Woman Can
and the Potbelleez
Prior to going solo, he was a member of the phenomenally popular Westlife
, selling in excess of 45 million records. Pre-order Wall of Soundz today and get your name printed in the CD booklet! PLUS be one of the first 1000 to pre-order and receive a signed copy of the album!