Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp has released Ahead Of The Game, the lead single from his forthcoming studio album INSOLO, his first since Little Bruises in 1995.
Talking about INSOLO to Classic Pop, Gary revealed he wrote the album entirely on his own: “I just couldn’t write with someone else,” he told us. “I’ve tried and I don’t like it. I think it’s because lyrics are formed in your head and music forms in your heart. Bringing them together is a whole body experience, about ownership of a piece of art. I don’t think you can achieve that with someone else. I feel a cynicism enters the room as soon as you’re with someone else, because you’re not in the same emotional place. That marriage of lyrics and music can only happen coming from one head.”
You can read our exclusive interview with Gary in the next issue of Classic Pop. In the meantime, check out his first solo single in 26 years below.