The star, whose track 'El Mundo Pequeno' appears on his forthcoming album, achieves his ambition of singing in his wife's native tongue...

IAN BROWN has recorded his first lyric in Spanish, NME.COM can reveal.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Brown has completed work on his new album, ‘Music Of The Spheres’, which will be released in the UK on September 10.

NME.COM can reveal that the record features Brown‘s first lyric sung outside of his native English language.


Since his marriage to Mexican wife Fabiola last year, the ex-Stone Rose has wanted to record lyrics in Spanish, and new track ‘El Mundo Pequeno’ is his first attempt. The song has an acoustic feel, with Brown singing in Spanish throughout.

Speaking previously to NME.COM, Brown said: “I want to be the first kid from the UK to sing in Spanish in Spanish speaking countries. I want to tour South America singing my set in Spanish, I want to go to Spain singing in Spanish and I want to re-release some of my tunes in Spanish…

“I’ve got to learn Spanish because my girl’s Spanish speaking and I don’t want me girl and me baby talking about me in a year’s time laughing at me and I don’t know what they’re saying.

“I want to do this set that I’ve got now round the world and then when I get to South America to do this set in Spanish and to write new songs in Spanish.”

Brown performed the track at his first live appearance of the year at the Lynx one-day festival in Acton, London on July 6.

Brown played: ‘FEAR’




‘The Gravy Train’

‘Northern Lights’

‘El Mundo Pequeno’


‘Forever And A Day’

‘Shadow Of a Saint

‘My Star’