MARK FEEHILY On The Real Reason Why WESTLIFE Broke Up In 2012
MYX recently got the chance to do a phone interview with Mark Feehily where he talked about Westlife's upcoming reunion tour, their new album, his thoughts on the return of the boyband craze and more!
When we asked about his thoughts on the current resurgence of boybands, Mark said it's nice that their contemporaries like *NSYNC (who made a surprise reunion at Coachella minus Justin Timberlake) and the Backstreet Boys are still at it two decades later.
The Irish boy group has been gone for quite a long time and a lot of their diehard supporters have remained clueless over the years as to what really led to their initial break up.The singer explained why they decided to call it quits in 2012: "When you go back to when we first split up, it was all for the right reasons. We cared so much that we didn't want to get tired of something so special. We didn't want the fans to get tired of something so special." Mark also revealed that since then, they've been offered to come back several times but they rejected the idea because they felt like they weren't ready.
This is a little message to say thank you so much to all the Asian fans out there who’ve been getting tickets to our upcoming shows! I cannot wait to get back to your countries and see you all again. I am not making it up when I say that your area of the world has a very special place in my heart and always will...for 20 years you have supported myself and the other lads in Westlife so passionately and I’m just so happy that we can still come there to play concerts! Here’s to the next 20 years of fun 😁😁 Love you,Mark xoxoxo ❤️🌈🕺🏼
And now that they're officially back, Westlife is currently working on their new album Spectrum which is set for release this year. Mark even revealed that along with "Hello My Love" and "Better Man", they've also recorded a third song which will be part of the album. "Fans don't know this but we recorded three songs for the upcoming record and the third one will be out soon."
In the end, Mark thanked all of their Pinoy fans for their overwhelming support since their comeback and said the boys can't wait to say hello to their fans once again this July.