Gary Barlow's Music Played By Humans - What You Need To Know
The Take That mainman returns with his first solo album since 2013's Since I Saw You Last, here is everything you need to know about it...
A little background...
A month or so after the completion of Take That's Greatest Hits tour in 2019, Barlow indicated he had been working on new material for a solo album, alongside working on some original material for Greatest Days, a new musical built around the songs of Take That, that is booked to star Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo and Rosamund Pike.
Recorded with a 60-piece orchestra, largely before the start of lockdown in March, the album finds Barlow inspired by big band music and inviting in a plethora of new collaborators...
Any special guests?
A great many. The LP sees Barlow collaborate with Michael Buble, Colombian singer Sebastian Yatra, Beverley Knight, Alesha Dixon, James Corden, Chilly Gonzales, Ibrahim Maalouf, Barry Manilow and Avishai Cohen.
What does it sound like?
Recorded with a 60-piece orchestra, this is Barlow channelling the sonics of big bands. It's a slinky, bright, colourful record.
Does it deliver?
This album is a blast of positivity in a dark, dank winter.