Tuesday, May 23, 2006

You Might As Well Be Walking On The Sun


This is the beautiful cover for Westlife's most recent number one, You Raise me Up. Well, it's one of the covers. The other cover has some subtle, if dramatic, differences. See the orange sunset background on this one? On the other one, it's a blue/green sunrise. See how they're all spread out across the cover? On the other one, they're all photoshopped into a group. I'm not sure what that's supposed to signify. Maybe at sunset they're all smelly because they've been running around the hills in those black suits all day and need a bit of space? Who knows?

Classic black suits. A real surprise - we've never seen those before. But these are, admittedly, very nice suits. Especially the one that woman next to Mark is wearing. Oh wait... that's no woman... that's Kian! Yes, the most criticised, ridiculed haircut he's ever had, and it's right there on the cover. The boy does not pull off long hair. Thank god he's chopped it all off now.

I suggest that he didn't actually grow his hair. His bald patch is just spreading and pushing all the hair at the top down towards his chin.

This single comes with three acoustics versions of their old hits. It's the last step in the purging of Bryan from Westlife's history. All his parts in the songs have been replaced by Nicky or Kian, as if he never existed at all. My Love now features Nicky. And Flying Without Wings and World Of Our Own never had anyone but Shane and Mark in them in the first place. They've finally put their collective feet down and said "Look! Look what we can do with only four people!"

Otherwise, there's nothing new or particularly of note here. But the title track is just a bit brilliant.

NB: Everybody please buy this single! It's sitting at number 3 in the Australian charts right now. If you flick on Rage between 9:30am and 10am on a Saturday morning, you'll see the video.

3 comments:

Bored Secretary said...

Why is it that every time I hear "You Raise Me Up" I think of Nicky and his ever-lasting erection?

Urgh, I hate that song. And those acoustic b-sides are just another way of getting money for nothing at all from fans. Which is a brilliant move on the record company's side. Well done.

Grace Suter said...

I like it! But it's one too many covers. I do agree the acoustics were a bit of a lazy let-down, though. Thank god Amazing had some new stuff.

Ah, Nicky. Donkey-Man strikes again!

swedish_me said...

mmmm i've finally begun to accept westlife's version..basically coz i hear it so much.. i still think Josh Groban does it about a million times better though...

was so nice 2 hear they where the 100th artist 2 cover the song..!

Maybe at sunset they're all smelly because they've been running around the hills in those black suits all day and need a bit of space? Who knows?

I suggest that he didn't actually grow his hair. His bald patch is just spreading and pushing all the hair at the top down towards his chin.


oooh this two things r so funny..really cracked me up..tho..i know some ki fans who'd love to lynch you for that lil comment *LOL* ;)