Una Healy’s The Waiting Game - What You Need To Know
Una Healy becomes the first member of The Saturdays to produce a solo album, it’s called The Waiting Game, it’s out today (you can preview and purchase it on the right-hand side of the page) and here is everything you need to know about it…
A little background…
When after eight years together and over five million records sold The Saturdays downed tools in 2015, everyone wondered which of the five women would be the first to go solo. While Vanessa White was technically the first to drop solo material, it’s her bandmate Una Healy who has become the first to release a full-length solo effort.
Who’s producing it?
Healy has called in some big guns, first up is Amy Wadge, who helped Ed Sheeran writing 'Thinking Out Loud’ and is now one of the most in-demand songwriters around, then there’s Ben Earle from The Shires, Nick Atkinson, once frontman of rockers Rooster (who has written songs with Boyzone and Gabrielle Aplin) and Sacha Skarbek, who has the likes of Lana Del Rey, Jessie Ware and Duffy on his songwriting credits list.
Any special guests?
Just one, Sam Palladio, star of the hit US TV series Nashville, he helps out on ‘Stay My Love’.
What does it sound like?
For her solo career Healy has embraced folk and country, with thumping drums, jaunty pianos and thigh-slapping guitars leading the songs. She’s clearly been listening to plenty of Fleetwood Mac, early Taylor Swift and The Shires while putting this album together.
Does it deliver?
This isn’t the day-glo, big chorus-driven pop of The Saturdays, but if you’ve been loving The Shires, Ward-Thomas and Taylor Swift’s quieter moments then you’ll find plenty to enjoy on this album.