Saturday 18 November 2017

Charlotte 'nervous' about new album

Charlotte Church is resuming her pop career
Charlotte Church is resuming her pop career

Charlotte Church is to revive her chart career - but admits she is "scared" of returning.

The star - most recently seen as a judge on BBC One's Over The Rainbow - will release her first pop album in five years before the end of the year.

And she has revealed the title track - and next single - Back To Scratch has new resonance following the break-up of her relationship with rugby star Gavin Henson.

"It became the perfect song for my situation, so I sing it with a lot of conviction," she said.

The album, which is out on November 1, will be her second pop album - following 2005's Tissues And Issues - after starting her career with classical crossover releases.

But speaking about the decision to return to music, the mother-of-two said: "The decision to come back to work after I had babies and stuff, I was a bit scared - but music and singing is what I do and I don't think I'll ever lose my passion for it at all."

The album was partly written in Nashville, US, and her production team has worked with acts such as KT Tunstall, James Morrison and Adele.

Charlotte said she had been "experimenting and trying to create a new, different sound but one that also goes with my voice".

However there were nerves about a change in direction: "I'm a little bit nervous (that) it's not too far away from what I used to do. My classical voice is still there. But now we're just trying to focus on creating a sound - and I hope it will be a sound that everybody enjoys."

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