‘In The Now’ follows Gibb's show with Coldplay at Glastonbury
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb has confirmed details of his first solo album for 32 years.
Gibb will release ‘In The Now’ in autumn. It’s his first ever solo album of all-new material, and his first solo album since ‘Now Voyager’ in 1984.
The album follows Gibb’s guest slot with Coldplay during their Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury, where Gibb duetted on covers of The Bee Gees’ ‘To Love Somebody’ and ‘Stayin’ Alive’.
‘In The Now’ is Gibb’s first album since The Bee Gees’ final release ‘This Is Where I Came In’ in 2001. It’s produced by Gibb with John Merchant, who has produced for R Kelly, Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz as well as The Bee Gees. It features Gibb’s backing band from his 2014 tour.
Gibb previewed new song ‘The Home Truth Song’ when he made his first festival appearance in 2015, appearing alongside Flo Rida, Gloria Estefan and Wyclef Jean at Miami festival Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach Global.
Gibb said of ‘In The Now’: “This is a dream come true for me. It’s a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it’s a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people.”
Since The Bee Gees’ final album, Maurce Gibb died of intestinal problems in 2003, while Maurice’s twin brother Robin died of cancer in 2012.