(UK) Texas celebrated their 25th anniversary earlier this year with the release of their incredible new album ‘Texas 25’ which stormed in at #5 in the official UK album chart and #1 in the Independent chart. The new album contained a number of brand new songs along with the very best of the multi-million selling (over 38 million album sales so far), multi-platinum, Ivor Novello Award winning band.
The latest single to be taken from ‘Texas 25’ is a brand new song, ‘Are You Ready’ which is released on 25th May 2015. ‘Are You Ready’ was written by Texas advocates Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone alongside Karen Anne (Overton) and recorded by the band in Glasgow and New York. The song hails back to Texas’ classic sound – perfectly crafted pop music with a twist of soul that allows Sharleen’s signature vocal melody to float effortlessly over the top.
‘Texas 25’ contains three further brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).
Recorded in the Queens studio of Truth & Soul and mixed at The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach’s Nashville studios, working on ‘Texas 25’ was a chance for Sharleen Spiteri and the boys to hear Black Eyed Boy, Halo, I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, The Conversation with new ears. ‘It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we’ve always been about, soul music.’ says Sharleen.
Following on from their forthcoming sold out spring tour commencing this month, Texas recently announced a four date UK tour this December which sees them perform at some of the UK’s iconic venues.
Sunday 13th December London, Roundhouse
Tuesday 15th December Bristol, Colston Hall
Wednesday 16th December Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Friday 18th December Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Ticket information is available here.