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Take That Releases Their Ninth Studio Album "This Life"

Updated: Apr 17




UK pop trio Take That have released their ninth studio album “This Life”. “This Life” is the bands first full-length release following the drop of their eighth studio album “Wonderland” in 2017. Prior to the albums release, the band released the singles “Windows”, “Brand New Sun” and the albums title track “This Life”. Recording for the album started early 2023 at Nashville's Historic RCA studios A with 9 time Grammy award winner Dave Cobb. The end of the albums recording cycle ended in New York, Savannah, Los Angeles, London and Barcelona with producer Jennifer Decilveo.


Windows” was the first single to be released on September 22nd hinting to everyone with what was to come from the band. Following "Windows" was the albums title track “This Life”. "This Life" was written about the adventures that people go through in life. Gary had wrote the song when his son had graduated from university, which made the band realize he was no longer a kid. The title track leans into the songs “March Of The Hopeful” and “One More Word”. Howard has written “One More Word” when he was imagining giving his daughter away on her wedding day. The album “This Life” heavily reflects on the changes that we all go through in life whether it’s a moment filled with joy or a moment where we feel like the storms of life aren’t letting up.


"This Life is a real celebration of the three of us. A lot of this record is about being supported and feeling more confident in, amongst and around each other" - Gary Barlow.


Take That were originally a five-piece UK group that had formed in 1989. They had immediate success with their first and second album charting at number 1 and number 2. However, their third album “Nobody Else” confirmed the bands domination around the globe, selling 6 million copies and topping the charts in 11 different countries. In 1996, Robbie Williams had left the band prompting a break up to happen. In 2005 the remaining four members reunited for “The Ultimate Tour” that happened in 2005. The remaining four members coming back had caused one of the biggest comebacks in British music history leading to the release of three number one albums back to back in the span of four years. In 2011 Robbie Williams had returned for the groups new album “Progress”. Following the release of “Progress” the band had broken the UK record for fastest-selling album of the 21st century and the fastest-selling tour of all time. Robbie Williams had left the band again, this time with Jason Orange following leaving the current three members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.



Proceeding the release of their latest album, Take That have performed an intimate show for Radio 2 In Concert where they spoke to Dermot O’Leary for BBC Two’s Reel Stories. The band is also set to headline Capitals Jingle Bell Ball on Sunday December 10th alongside hit artists Busted, Becky Hill, Alicia Keys, Tom Grennan and many more. Take That have also released a new six part podcast “Take That: This Life” discussing the bands journey from the 90s until now. The podcast is available to listen on platforms Global Player, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Podcasts. Take That is also planning on embarking on a headlining 2024 tour “Under The Stars”. The tour will take place in the UK and Ireland with special guest Ollie Murs. The tour will take over 15 different cities and 41 dates outdoors from June to July 2024. Click here to listen to the podcast and purchase tickets now.


Take That "This Life' out now:


“THIS LIFE” [ALBUM]

Keep Your Head Up

Windows

This Life

Brand New Sun

March Of The Hopeful

Days I Hate Myself

The Champion

We Got All Day

Mind Full Of Madness

Time And Time Again

One More Word

Where We Are


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