Blue are hoping that their big comeback album will rocket them to a similar level of success to that which Take That have enjoyed since they reunited. You can sigh and say, “Well, duh…” now.
The band’s Simon Webbe told BANG Showbiz: ”The old people are coming back now, that’s what it’s all about. Take That started it and we’re all following! We want to let the music speak for itself because at the end of the day, no one was expecting Take That to come back with ‘Patience’, everyone was laughing saying, ‘What, they’re coming back? Whatever!’, but when they heard the song it blew everyone away”.
I’m not sure that’s exactly how it happened, but maybe Simon Webbe has a better memory than I do. Of course, when Take That got back together they made fairly quick work of being successful, releasing new songs and whatnot. Blue, of course, have done little but talk about this new album since reforming in 2009. If the music’s going to speak for itself it’s going to need to speak a little louder.