You and Me (Shane Filan album)

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You and Me
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Studio album by Shane Filan
Released 1 November 2013
Recorded November 2012–August 2013, Dublin, London and Nashville
Genre Pop, folk rock, country
Length 74:19
Label Capitol Records
Producer Steve Mac, Paul Barry, Martin Terefe, David Sneddon#The Nexus, Patrick Mascall
Shane Filan chronology
You & Me
(2013)
Right Here
(2015)Right Here2015
Singles from You and Me
  1. "Everything to Me"
    Released: 23 August 2013
  2. "About You"
    Released: 1 November 2013
  3. "Knee Deep in My Heart"
    Released: 29 November 2013

You and Me is the debut solo album by Irish singer-songwriter Shane Filan. It was released via Capitol Records on 1 November 2013 in Ireland.[1] The album was preceded by the release of his debut single "Everything to Me" which peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart on the week of release. The album's second single, "About You", co-written by long-term collaborators Steve Mac and Wayne Hector, was released on 1 November 2013.[2] "Knee Deep in My Heart" was released as the third and final single on 29 November 2013.[3] The song "Baby Let's Dance" was released as promotional single on 4 October 2013.[4][5] The album reached #6 in the UK.

Background[edit]

Filan reportedly signed a record deal which would see him cut his first studio album in April of this year. Filan said of the deal; ""I am so excited to be joining London Records, Universal Music, and being back in the studio in London and Nashville recording new songs has been amazing. One of the things that pleases me the most about this record is that I've been given the opportunity to write my own songs. I'm so excited for people to hear them!"[6] Filan later announced the release of his debut single "Everything to Me" on 5 July, stating "Working on solo material is something I had always dreamed of doing, and I'm incredibly happy with the results. 'Everything To Me' is a very personal song to me lyrically; it is such an upbeat and optimistic record, perfect for the summer. I can't wait for people to hear it!"[7]

Recording[edit]

Filan said of the album; "I got off to a really good start. Everything to Me felt like beginners' luck, but I didn’t know how good it was. Then the label were phoning, going "This is great!" I’d shown to myself I could do this and that took the pressure off. I was flying in those first two weeks and then suddenly I was in Nashville with really famous songwriters, partly thinking 'WOW!' but also 'Right, let’s do this.'" The album features writing credits and production from the likes of Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Nick Atkinson, David Sneddon#The Nexus, Paul Barry, Cass Lowe, Patrick Mascall, Kylie Sackley, Brandon Hood and Martin Terefe, who between them have produced for the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Lana Del Rey, Enrique Iglesias, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill and Jason Mraz. Filan revealed that he took inspiration from the likes of The Lumineers, Train and Mumford & Sons when writing and recording the album.[8]

Track listing[edit]

You and Me - Standard edition[9]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Everything to Me" Shane Filan, Nick Atkinson, Tom Wilding Martin Terefe 3:23
2. "About You" Filan, Steve Mac, Wayne Hector Mac 3:47
3. "All You Need to Know" Filan, Paul Barry, Patrick Mascall Terefe 3:34
4. "Knee Deep in My Heart" Filan, Jon Green, Cass Lowe Terefe, Cass Lowe 3:06
5. "One of These Days" Filan, Barry, Mascall Terefe 3:35
6. "Everytime" Filan, James Bauer-Mein, David Sneddon The Nexus 3:32
7. "Always Tomorrow" Filan, Ben Earle Terefe 3:40
8. "When I Met You" Filan, Brandon Hood Terefe 3:27
9. "Everything’s Gonna Be Alright" Filan, Drew Lawrence, Chen Neeman Terefe 3:50
10. "Coming Home" Filan, Barry, Mascall Paul Meehan, Brian Rawling 3:12
11. "Baby Let's Dance" Filan, Green, Phil Thornalley Terefe 3:15
12. "In the End" Filan, Hector, Tim Powell Terefe 4:00
13. "You and Me" Filan, Jack McManus, Tim Woodcock Terefe 3:42

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 4 November 2013 Digital download, CD Capitol Records

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