Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Westlife shoot new video for Where We Are in Iceland
WE FOLLOW WESTLIFE TO FROZEN WASTES FOR SHOOT
When Westlife called and invited us to jump on a plane with them for their new video shoot, we raced home to pack our bikinis.
Imagine our shock when we arrived at the airport for the What About Now shoot and Mark Feehily asked: "I hope you haven't forgotten your thermals."
Our dreams of a tropical island were dashed as we headed to minus 10 degrees of frost in Iceland - a million miles away from the cosy X Factor studio where they performed last night. Thanks, boys.
"Sorry, girls," Mark grinned after noticing our blue fingers as we sat on top a stunning glacier.
"I was listening to the song and it spontaneously came into my head that it would be nice to film it in front of ice.
"If you remember Die Another Day, the Bond film, it's like the contrast of the ice and the really modern things like the sexy, fashionable clothing and cars."
Rockier Or modern heaters maybe? Ever the gents, Nicky Byrne gave us giant duvet coats like theirs to keep us warm.
Simon Cowell ordered them to ditch the old look and gave them a surprise X Factor makeover for the rockier single What About Now, out today.
Shane Filan said: "Simon said he was going to play us something a bit rocky as an example of 'This is the sort of sound you guys should think about.' "
Kian said: "We thought, 'Oh God, he's going to play us something like Nickelback.' But we were blown away and we rang him back and said: "We love it. We want to record that same track."
We had a special preview of the band's new album, Where We Are, out November 31, over some Icelandic grub.
Their new sound is really fresh and mature. We think the fans will love it. Shane added: "We wanted a great album and we feel we've achieved that."
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