Exactly 20 years after the release of his self-titled, debut solo & No.1 album, Ronan Keating returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.
Entitled ‘Twenty Twenty’, and set for release on Decca Records on 1st May, Ronan describes his new record as“a greatest hits of brand new music”.
To help him celebrate, Keating made two inspired choices: to dive into his back catalogue and revisit three of his biggest hits and, for some of the new tracks, call in some friends.
The first single, ‘One Of A Kind’, out 13th February, sees Ronan duet with none other than Emeli Sandé. The heartfelt, embracing glory of this song is classic Keating: “I guess I’ve been known for those first dance songs at weddings, and this has me written all over it. It’s all about the night before the wedding, the day of the wedding and spending the rest of your life together.”
The track demanded a duet partner and for Ronan there was only one choice: “I was completely honoured when Emeli Sandé said she’d love to do it. I was just blown away by her vocal. She’s obviously got a brilliant voice, and she’s a lovely, warm person, so the personality she’s brought to the song is just incredible.”
Fans across the country will be thrilled to hear that the four-times Platinum-selling singer and songwriter will be taking his new album to some of the biggest stages in the UK for an extensive summer tour 5th-27th June!
Reflecting on his career spanning two decades, Ronan says; “There’s not a lot of artists that have been lucky enough to do 20 years and still be here…I’m very honoured to have had that, so I wanted to mark it with an album like this.”