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'I'm still a Wanted man' - Gloucester's boy band star Nathan Sykes

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

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BOY band fans have no fear – Nathan Sykes is still very much a Wanted man.

The band’s music collaborating days are not over according to the singer.

In an interview with Heart FM to be broadcast on Monday morning, the 20-year-old from Gloucester admitted to radio presenter Warren Moore he is uncertain of what the division will bring but there is still space for The Wanted in the future.

He said: “We’re going to have a bit of a break and all do our own thing.

“But then at some point, I’m sure we’ll be making music again.”

Speaking ahead of The Wanted’s Word of Mouth world tour, which kicks off on March 14, the ex-Ribston Hall High School pupil talks of his love for music and working with the rest of the band.

“Every single gig will be getting slightly more emotional and the last one will be so sad, it’ll be the final one and that sucks.”

Having returned to the band for only nine months following throat surgery last year, the singer has experienced highs and lows, including a break up with girlfriend Ariana Grande and struggling with recovery.

“I’m alright now, had my old breakdown, but we’ve got amazing people around us any way so whenever I get down, we’ve got people to tell us to snap out of it.”

Keeping music at the forefront of his mind, Nathan confessed his personal experiences has led him to lyric writing.

The band’s hit single Show Me Love shows his softer side which he said was written without intention.

“The problem is I don’t write happy songs.

“It’s really weird, I try and be quite happy in life and then my song writing’s really depressing.

“We wrote it in the afternoon, just thought we’re bored, let’s write a song and we started singing Show Me Love.

“It came round so easily and by the end of the day, they returned and thought great, that’s a single.

“We thought it was great, what a productive afternoon.”

Despite taking a break, Nathan has already said he’s looking forward to having more afternoons of music-making and loves every moment of what he does.

Explaining how the band members are tentative of their next steps, Nathan is looking to experiment with his career, although he feels his happiest when making music.

“We’re having a bit of time to ourselves which is nice, but we’re concentrating on the tour and will have loads of fun with it.”

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