Gary Barlow have reflected in an interview with “Music Week” About fortune of his solo artist.
Barlow said in Interview: “I really think this is the first solo album I’ve made that’s not been under duress, actually.”
“It was a doorway to making an album full of musicians. I wanted this album to be absolutely packed with players. Then, weirdly, all this has happened where we’re not allowed to be near anyone anymore and it’s been so strange. I listen to it and just think, ‘Thank God I did it before all this started.'”
He added to Music Week: “When I think back to [Open Road], I was leaving the band and everyone was like, ‘You’ve got to be the next George Michael’ so I was like, ‘Oh, shit’ and that was a panic.”
“Then the second album was a complete disaster because I partnered with Clive Davis, who loved everything about me except my songwriting, so that was quite a big problem.”
Barlow added: “The third one was great, but I was doing it to almost exorcise the other two from my system because it was such a damaging experience, especially that second one.”
“It took me years to get my confidence back after that.”
“So when I did Since I Saw You Last it was a lot of fun, but it was almost like an exorcism rather than a release of a record. This is the first one where I’ve gone, ‘I feel like I can do whatever I want here.'”