Right, so, onto single number 3.
This is the beautiful cover for Flying Without Wings. Yes, again they are keeping with the black and white theme. In fact, the video consists of two different outfits: the one on the cover, and the exact same outfit in white. Yep. And they're in a space ship. Or something. It's got hallways and weird lighting and crap, so I'm going to say it's a space ship.
Kian's got his arms out again. This, I believe, is because he thinks he has good arms. He does not. He also thought he was a body builder at the time. He was not. He was a skinny, short, 19 year old boy with a really thick neck and strategically placed fat that gave him the illusion of pecs and biceps. When in fact he had man-boobs and dinner lady arms.
Nicky has stripes on his shirt. This probably has something to do with the spaceship. Maybe astronauts wear stripy skin-tight v-necks. I don't know. It's probably something they teach you in Astronaut school.
The clouds are pretty. They might signify flying. You know, that stage before you break through the atmosphere and begin to orbit. Westlife do not have wings. They are Flying Without Wings. Go figure.
Fantastic song this. Just fantastic. This is the single that got them into the mainstream market and away from all those mental ten-year-olds that have decided they're ready for marriage already (as long as Shane's going to be their husband). Which is pretty amazing, considering the cover. But it is a pretty awesome song. Fantastically awesome, even. As stated before, I wish I could figure out how to put an audio on my blog, but I can't. So I won't.
There were two b-sides. One is called Everybody Knows and has a really really cool intro strings part. It's kind of a midtempo ballad. It's not bad. The other is called That's What It's All About, and is not good. It's not bad either, but, well, it's not good. It's what Together Girl Forever would be if it was speeded up: kind of awkward and cute, but not exactly great. It makes me dance, but I'd rather people didn't know that. Good thing this isn't on the internet.
Notice that they've put Bryan's feet really far down and his head's still hovering above the others. You might think he's massively tall, but he's only six foot. Now what does this say about the others?
Now, as I tackled this in the If I Let You Go review, I'd like to add that they aren't walking in this picture either, no matter what it looks like. I know this because I have a video of the photo shoot. They are standing, and then they fall over. But you don't get to see that here. It's really hard to pretend you're walking when you aren't. Try it sometime.
Go on, try it. And then take a photo and send it to me. I like a good laugh as much as the next person.