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Former Westlife boy aligns with Kobalt for solo debut

By | Published on Monday 23 February 2015

Markus Feehily

When Bryan quit Westlife he became Brian. And so, what do you know, Mark is marking the launch of his solo career by becoming Markus. Shane stayed as Shane, but who remembers him? And last week the one-time Westlife crooner now known as Markus Feehily confirmed an alliance with Kobalt Label Services for the release of his first solo outing.

The long player is yet to be titled (all naming resources presumably went on him rather than it), but the first single will be called ‘Love Is A Drug’. And the singer says of his impending album: “I’m excited by the prospect of creating and sharing songs about experiences I’ve had – soulful, autobiographical pop music”.

But enough of that, tell us about the deal Feehily. “Kobalt feels like the perfect fit for me as they allow me full creative control, which is something I felt ready to take on, and I feel confident knowing that I can also rely on the fantastic team for support”.

Too right. And here’s KLS President Paul Hitchman: “We are very happy that Markus and his management have chosen KLS as their label services partner. The quality of the team around the project is stellar, and we are confident that the music will surprise quite a few people as well as excite Markus’s fans. Markus has a great career ahead of him as a solo artist and songwriter”.