Engelbert Talks New Album “The Man I Want To Be” and More!
In a recent interview with celebrity publication UInterview, Engelbert Humperdinck discussed new album The Man I Want To Be among several other topics. Engelbert voice peaked with excitement when he mentioned that the majority of his songs are brand new. While he is known mostly for his covers, Engelbert’s new album includes fresh and original material which he cannot wait for fans to hear.
Engelbert also reminisces about the 1966 #1 hit “Release Me” and how it has forever changed his career.
“When I first heard it… I said to Gordon Mills, I said, ‘Gordon, that’s a hit. I think that could be the hit for me,’ with this new name and everything,”
“So we found the lyrics, by this R&B singer Etta James, and that wasn’t it. I couldn’t hear it from that. Then I heard Ray Price, who was a country singer, but I gave it my own twist in a country pop, and it went to number one around the world. And it stopped the Beatles from having their 13th number one,”
The Man I Want To Be features many popular composers such as Willie Nelson (“Crazy”), Jon Allen (“The Man I Want To Be”), Richard Scott (“Just Like The First Time”), Steve Mac (“Absolute Beginner”), and Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (“How Can You Live”). It also includes two unexpected covers – Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” and Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”.
The Man I Want To Be will be released on November 24, 2017 via OK! Good Records. For a limited edition singed copy of the album pre-order here : http://bit.ly/2ztvlTb
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