Monday, March 26, 2007


Stay, is scheduled for an April 24th release in both physical and digital formats. The first single from the album, So Not Over You, debuted as the #1 most added it the AC radio format. Simply Red's forthcoming smooth jazz album, The album, according to frontman Mick Hucknall, promises to deliver on his "fundamental need to make music." He told, "If my pleasure in the music comes across in the grooves -- I just hope that it relates to people. These are love songs, they are romantic and they reflect who I am right now, and what I want to express to people. I like the idea of people sharing the romance of the songs." The album leads off with an atypical track, The World And You Tonight. Hucknall notes, "Producer Andy Wright came to me with (it) -- and I listened to it and thought, 'Ooh, this is going to be lovely.' It's an unusual style for one of my songs, some friends of mine mentioned that it sounded like Roy Orbison or something from the '60s. With a track like that, it's hard to put anything before it, so we put it at the head of the album.” Stay was recorded almost simultaneously with Hucknall's previous effort, Simplified. Of how he maintained a balance between the two, he says, "I just had to sort of sift through how we were going to do it." Simply Red is currently on tour with the following confirmed dates: April 29 – Olympia Theatre (Montreal, Canada); April 30 – Hummingbird (Toronto, Canada); May 24 –31 – Royal Albert Hall (UK). The group is also planning a brief U.S. visit in mid-to-late April. It looks like there will be a couple of live TV appearances and possibly a couple of showcases too (New York/California. Specific dates have yet to be announced. For more information about Simply Red, visit the website at:

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