The Irish popsters look to the Manc rockers, William Orbit and Simon and Garfunkel among others on 'In Blue'...

THE CORRS have revealed that Oasis, THE POLICE, WILLIAM ORBIT, SIMON AND GARFUNKEL and GARBAGE have all influenced songs on their new album, ‘IN BLUE’, which is released on Monday (July 17).

Sharon Corr revealed that she was driven to write the song ‘Say’ after hearing Oasis‘The Masterplan’.

In The Sun newspaper today (July 14), she said: “I was watching MTV when Oasis‘The Masterplan’ came on. I love that song. It inspired me to get the guitar out and write this.” Meanwhile Jim added that it was his love of The Police which inspired the music for ‘Give It All Up’: “This was me and Sharon,” he revealed. “I loved the reggae element The Police got into their music, and that off-beat piano. It’s a groove that I really enjoy. We added brass at the last minute.”


The song ‘No More Cry’ is, as has previously been reported, about the group’s mother who passed away last year. Andrea explained: “We wrote this for Daddy after Mummy died. It’s saying stop the pain. Reach out and believe in her love. It rocks a bit too, like Garbage or Blondie or something. We’ve never considered ourselves a rock band, but it felt natural to go there.”

And ‘Give Me A Reason was conceived by Jim as: “Simon And Garfunkel meets William Orbit. I went off on my own and this was one of the first songs I did.”

The 15-track album, released through EastWest, was produced by Shania Twain‘s husband Mutt Lange.

The band have just announced extra dates for their UK tour, at Glasgow and Manchester: London Wembley Arena (December 20, 21, 22) Birmingham NEC (January 9, 10) Glasgow SECC (18, 19) Aberdeen EICC (21) Newcastle Telewest Arena (22) Sheffield Arena (24) Nottingham Arena (25) Manchester Evening News Arena (28)

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