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80s Dance Pop Legend Rick Astley Teases New Music

UK heart throb Rick Astley is hinting about a forthcoming record. 

Famous for this 1980s hit singles – including ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ (1987) – the British singer (born Richard Paul Astley) loves seeing fans embrace his new material and has been dropping clues that more could be in the work, telling Retro Pop magazine:

“I’ve loved this last couple of years of making some new records and getting back into that.” “We did this record called ‘50’ a couple of years back, when I turned 50, and it was such a game changer and such an amazing thing to do.” “I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to it, but it’s just really nice every time we go on tour to have a couple of new songs to play – because there’s a part of the audience that just wants the old ones, but we’re finding that people are a bit more open to us playing a couple of new songs.” “I really love that and I don’t ever forget how lucky I am for that. So, we’ll see. We’ll see what’s what.”

Reflecting on the length of time since his best-known song was first released, Rick is hopeful about his forthcoming repertoire stating:

“The weird thing about age and life is, I’m 56, and it feels sometimes like it was a couple of years ago that we made that record. And then other times, I get out of the car after a long drive and I’m creaking, thinking, ‘Yeah, that was a long time ago that I made that record.'”

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Michael Alø-Nielsen