You and Me (Shane Filan album)

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You and Me
Youandmeshanefilan.jpg
Studio album by Shane Filan
Released1 November 2013
RecordedNovember 2012–August 2013, Dublin, London and Nashville
GenrePop, folk rock, country
Length74:19
LabelCapitol Records
ProducerSteve Mac, Paul Barry, Martin Terefe, David Sneddon#The Nexus, Patrick Mascall
Shane Filan chronology
You and Me
(2013)
Right Here
(2015)
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Renowned for Sound4.5/5 stars[1]
AMPed Music(Mixed)[2]
The Irish Times2/5 stars[3]
esraa1987(favorable)[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] "Knee Deep in My Heart" was released as the third and final single on 29 November 2013.[7] The song "Baby Let's Dance" was released as promotional single on 4 October 2013.[8][9] 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!"[10] 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!"[11]

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.[12]

Promotion[edit]

He had television and radio promo tour in United Kingdom like on August 7 2014: 0800 Real Radio, Cardiff; 1030 Town and Broadcasting, Cardiff; 1330 BBC Radio Wales Cardiff; 1545 96.4 Wave Swansea; 1610 Swansea Sound. The Everything to Me single together with his other song "One of These Days" off the album were also featured in the soundtrack album of a British computer-animated comedy film Postman Pat: The Movie and released in UK radio stations afterwards.[13] He later went on to his You and Me Tour in 2013 (for Everything to Me Southeast Asian EP), 2014 in Western Europe and East Asia.

Track listing[edit]

You and Me - Standard edition[14]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Everything to Me"Shane Filan, Nick Atkinson, Tom WildingMartin Terefe3:23
2."About You"Filan, Steve Mac, Wayne HectorMac3:47
3."All You Need to Know"Filan, Paul Barry, Patrick MascallTerefe3:34
4."Knee Deep in My Heart"Filan, Jon Green, Cass LoweTerefe, Cass Lowe3:06
5."One of These Days"Filan, Barry, MascallTerefe3:35
6."Everytime"Filan, James Bauer-Mein, David SneddonThe Nexus3:32
7."Always Tomorrow"Filan, Ben EarleTerefe3:40
8."When I Met You"Filan, Brandon HoodTerefe3:27
9."Everything’s Gonna Be Alright"Filan, Drew Lawrence, Chen NeemanTerefe3:50
10."Coming Home"Filan, Barry, MascallPaul Meehan, Brian Rawling3:12
11."Baby Let's Dance"Filan, Green, Phil ThornalleyTerefe3:15
12."In the End"Filan, Hector, Tim PowellTerefe4:00
13."You and Me"Filan, Jack McManus, Tim WoodcockTerefe3:42

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 4
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[17] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 6
UK Physical Albums (OCC)[19]
5
UK Download Albums (OCC)[20]
15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: SHANE FILAN – YOU AND ME".
  2. ^ "Album Review: You & Me by Shane Filan".
  3. ^ "Shane Filan: You and Me".
  4. ^ "Shane Filan "Youn and Me" Album Review".
  5. ^ You and Me (Deluxe Edition) by Shane Filan on Apple Music
  6. ^ About You - Single by Shane Filan on Apple Music
  7. ^ "'Knee Deep In My Heart' Official Audio - NEW SINGLE!". shanefilan.com. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  8. ^ Capitol Records. "Baby, Let's Dance by Shane Filan". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2014-10-10
  9. ^ Baby, Let's Dance (single). Shane Filan. Capitol Records. 2013.
  10. ^ Shane Filan signs solo record deal: "I'm so excited" - Music News - Digital Spy
  11. ^ Ex-Westlife Shane Filan announces "very personal" debut solo single - Music News - Digital Spy
  12. ^ Westlife's Shane Filan talks going solo: 'I don't want to be Bublé' - Music Interview - Digital Spy
  13. ^ "Postman Pat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  14. ^ "Shane Filan - You and Me".
  15. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 45, 2013". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2013-11-16" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-singles-chart/20111120/1/
  20. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-singles-chart/20111120/1/
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Shane Filan – You and Me". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type You and Me in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.