Manchester, England, UK
Pop, pop rock, dance
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen
Jason Orange, Robbie Williams
After their longest break since they reformed in 2006, Take That finally unveiled their new single on national radio this morning. ‘These Days’ their first release as a three-piece, is due to be played and released through Polydor Records. ‘These Days’ was produced by Greg Kurstin and features all three members of the band on vocal duty. It’s a nod to the sound that defined their early years, an out-and-out feel good pop smash that isn’t like anything they’ve produced since the 2006 reunion. From the 70s-esque electric guitar riff, to a chorus you’ll be singing before the song ends, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s still the height of summer; but this song shows just one element from the new album, which incorporates a mix of styles and sounds influenced by their last three LPs. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen also announced today that the seventh Take That studio album would be called ‘III’, as they unveiled the album artwork and track listing. This is the first time Take That have written and recorded as a three and with that new dynamic has come a new sound; this time around choosing an eclectic mix of producers to help them work on the album: Greg Kurstin, John Shanks, Stuart Price and Jeff Lynne.