Ricky Wil­son's pop con­cerns

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ricky Wil­son wor­ries Kaiser Chiefs fans were "scared off" by their last al­bum be­cause it was more a pop record. The 'Ruby' hit­mak­ers love ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent sounds and ap­proaches to record­ing, but the 38-year-old singer ad­mit­ted some of their loyal sup­port­ers were not thrilled by their Oc­to­ber 2016 LP 'Stay To­gether' which they made with pro­ducer Brian Hig­gins, fa­mous for his Xeno­ma­nia pro­duc­tion group that cre­ated hits for the likes of Girls Aloud, S Club and The Satur­days. Speak­ing to Closer mag­a­zine, he said: "We're in the stu­dio record­ing and I think there is a lot more to come from us. We're al­ways work­ing on new mu­sic and we've made every record in a dif­fer­ent way. I did think we might have scared off some of our fans with the pop feel of the last al­bum, 'Stay To­gether'." Ricky pre­vi­ously re­vealed he thought 'Stay To­gether' was full of "in­stant hits", like 'Para­chute' and 'Hole In My Soul', and he felt they were be­ing true to their orig­i­nal "ethos". He said: "We weren't into mak­ing a gui­tar record this time. We wanted to re­mem­ber our ethos ... When we wrote our first record, all we wanted to do was to play fes­ti­vals where ev­ery­one re­mem­bered us. To do that we had to write what sounded to us like in­stant hits. "I think some­where along the way of our ca­reer we for­got this is what we love do­ing. So on this record we've gone back to writ­ing songs that when peo­ple hear them for the first time they go, 'I know this and I am en­joy­ing it and don't care who the band is. I like it.'" Mean­while, Ricky ad­mits that he thinks the rea­son Kaiser Chiefs are still go­ing strong af­ter a decade of mak­ing mu­sic, is sim­ply be­cause they "have fun". The for­mer 'Voice' coach said: "We just en­joy it and have fun to­gether. And noth­ing ac­tu­ally cat­a­strophic has hap­pened to us. We've done all right and we are still here and that's how we will con­tinue. Just see­ing what comes next."

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