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    by » 10-01-19, 18:47



    First single in 8 years ahead of their reunion tour and new album, this has gone straight to #1 on iTunes with a big lead after being released today (but I imagine it’ll freefall during the weekend).

    It’s not on YouTube yet but is on Spotify.

    It’s mid-tempo and really average IMO, a bit of a Castle On The Hill rehash, lazy Ed Sheeran!

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    by » 10-01-19, 21:56

    It’s not bad but it sounds very much like an Ed reject rather than a song written specifically for Westlife.
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    by » 10-01-19, 22:30

    As big as the band was at its peak in the UK and especially Ireland, I am sure that their people would be here for a comeback of them. This of course requires strong song material that shows both their musical roots and their ability for artistic growth (see Take That's comeback in the mid to late 00s).

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    by » 11-01-19, 06:54

    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller
    It’s mid-tempo and really average IMO, a bit of a Castle On The Hill rehash, lazy Ed Sheeran!
    Ed wrote this song with Steve Mac 3 years before Westlife even considered reuniting so its not that surprising it sounds similar to Castle On The Hill. To me this song is different for Westlife’s standards though.


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    by » 11-01-19, 21:07

    Omg! This is so sweet, lovable and welcoming; I was shivering out joy watching all 4 of them in the video as it suddenly reminded me of their golden days. I can’t wait for the album ... i still wished if Brian would have came back this time around as well, I dearly miss his vocals and his goofy/fun personality from the early WL days.
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    by » 11-01-19, 21:28

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    by » 11-01-19, 22:41

    I've played this more than 10 times already and it gets better and better at each listen. Glad they went for an uptempo for the debut single though, it gives the whole comeback a breath of fresh air.

    Btw Mark totally shines in this one, thanks to his outstanding performance he gave the chorus a fantastic energy like no other! Gosh, I even cried a bit after watching the video... It brought me back so many great memories
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    by » 12-01-19, 06:39

    What a stage presence! Just saw the live performance and all four this beyond amazing! Loved the energy and the good spirits; lol i felt butterflies flying in my belly )) Mark really took the song to the next level.
    Btw it seems the albim is coming towards the end 2019, it seems to be far away we at least we get to see them for many live performances and a couple of singles before the album drops it seems the scheduling for the new album is similar to BSB's new album plan.
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    by » 12-01-19, 07:37

    Nice song. Different but in a good way. Not the soppy lead ballad.
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    by » 12-01-19, 11:15

    I'm surprised at how much i like this. I did like a couple of their big hits but most of them washed over me completely. It's kinda refreshing that Westlife have returned with an anthemic uptempo track. The charts really do with more music like this.

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    by » 12-01-19, 15:10

    It was a good performance on Norton. It shows how much they are enjoying this and how happy they are to be together again. The song was #144 on Spotify yeaterday and they are at #75 which is a nice leap, it obviously helped plus the fact that it is featured on the New Music Friday playlist.

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    by » 12-01-19, 18:39

    I don't like Westlife generally but I LOVE this.

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    by » 12-01-19, 23:37

    Quote Originally Posted by Guru
    Nice song. Different but in a good way. Not the soppy lead ballad.
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    by » 14-01-19, 17:12

    Official Singles/Albums Chart Update Top 100
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    Missing Data: Amazon HD, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube (all for Sunday), Apple Music (for Saturday and Sunday)

    Top 100 Singles

    1 Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho (22.5k)
    2 Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (13.4k)
    3 Sam Smith & Normani - Dancing with a Stranger (12.3k) *
    4 Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower (11.5k)
    5 Ariana Grande - thank u, next (11.3k)

    6-10
    7 Westlife - Hello My Love *

    This is actually fine. Westlife will probably never ever have a no. 1 single in the UK, I never even hoped this would happen for one second. The charts have changed so much since they disbanded, streaming is the key and we all know Westlife fans are traditional so of course that is simply not enough. If they had a few more prominent TV appearances like Norton show, maybe things would have been a little different (still probably not no.1 though) but like this, with only few radio shows in between and no spot on Radio 1 playlist, this is expected. I just hope they manage to stay in the Top 10 by Friday.

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    by » 14-01-19, 19:45

    To be fair, even a top 40 Westlife hit in 2019 is a success. Surprised it’s held up so well on iTunes!

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    by » 22-01-19, 20:29

    They're performing now on ITV's National Television Awards, the verses don't translate well and they do not sound good individually.

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    by » 22-01-19, 20:38

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne
    They're performing now on ITV's National Television Awards, the verses don't translate well and they do not sound good individually.

    Why anyone performs at the NTAs is beyond me - the sound is always horrendous.
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    by » 23-01-19, 10:03

    I thought Shane and especially Mark were great. the performance isn't their best but it is still a very good performance. I see comments that Nicky and Kian mimed. I can't say 100% it is true but...

    If it is, then I don’t get why they recorded the song like this knowing it will be a single if Nicky and Kian weren’t comfortable enough to sing those lines live. They should have just sang on the album if they really wanted to. Plus, I’m pretty sure they could have handled those lyrics, they are probably doing this as a safety net. I do hope they will not mime on the tour though, they never did before.

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    by » 23-01-19, 16:21

    After initially complaining about this song trying to be Ed Sheeran, I’m now loving it. A nice change for Westlife and good to come back with an uptempo. Looking forward to them performing it on the tour now.

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    by » 23-01-19, 19:21

    Quote Originally Posted by menime123
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne
    They're performing now on ITV's National Television Awards, the verses don't translate well and they do not sound good individually.

    Why anyone performs at the NTAs is beyond me - the sound is always horrendous.
    So true, it converts horribly to TV.

    Mark sounds really good on the chorus to this.

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    by » 24-01-19, 21:25

    The guys are releasing an acoustic version of Hello My Love tomorrow. I listened to it on australian Spotify, its very good, Mark nailed it and I love the harmonies between all of them on the chorus. Its more laid back and calm but it works, its a great version.

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    by » 03-02-19, 04:24

    I love the video. However, Mark aged a lot. He looks so old compared to the other boys.

    I wonder which one didn't want to sign and was against the idea of having Bryan back. Their comeback would have had more buzz if they reunited as a five piece just like how Take That did it some years ago.
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