Shakin’ Stevens releases a new single ‘Wild At Heart’ ahead of new album

13 October 2020, 14:18

Shakin’ Stevens releases a new single ‘Wild At Heart’ ahead of new album
Shakin’ Stevens releases a new single ‘Wild At Heart’ ahead of new album. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Shakin’ Stevens has released a brand new single ‘Wild At Heart’ ahead of his upcoming album, set for release on November 27.

Shaky is set to release a 19-disc complete collection anthology, titled Fire In The Blood, along with a definitive singles collection, titled Singled Out.

The 72-year-old said: “I was laying on the sofa in my friend John’s studio, and he was playing tracks to us - and this one caught my attention.

“I really like country rock - it’s upbeat, feel-good factor - what’s not to like?

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t right for the Echoes Of Our Times album, which had a clear theme, but it deserves to be out there, so it’s great to be releasing it now.”

‘Wild At Heart’ follows the release of the gospel song ‘I Need You Now’.

Shaky added: “Every now and again you hear something in the feel of a song that makes you want to record it - and that’s what happened when I first heard this gospel song.

“I recorded it but then went on to another project, which happens at times.

“But good songs always come to the surface and it was great to discover it once again and to be able to include this previous unreleased song on Fire In The Blood.”

Shakin’ Stevens releases a new single ‘Wild At Heart’
Shakin’ Stevens releases a new single ‘Wild At Heart’. Picture: Shakin’ Stevens

Fire In The Blood is the biggest and most complete collection of Shakin’s recordings ever undertaken.

He added: “Working on the compilation of the tracks, with the varied styles of my music, collating the images, and other aspects of the release, has brought back many precious memories: hard times, good times, and everything in between.

“Nothing came easy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I hope that everyone enjoys Fire In The Blood as much as we have while working on the project. The fire still burns - and always will.”

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