‘Like Only A Woman Can’ is the debut single from Irish singer/songwriter Brian McFadden set for release in Australia on March 22nd. Having spent much of the past year in the dark of the studio, but never far from the limelight, ‘Like Only A Woman Can’ is the lead track from McFadden’s soon to be released sophomore solo album titled ‘Set In Stone’.
‘Like Only A Woman Can’ is an open and frank song paying tribute to his love and gratefulness for his fiancé and muse, Australian singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem, whom he attributes to guiding him to find redemption and artistic focus. ‘It is a song about Delta’, explains Brian, ‘but equally it’s me admitting the mistakes of my past, while looking forward to the future’.
‘Like Only A Woman Can’ was one of the first of the 150-odd songs that Brian wrote on the way to creating ‘Set In Stone’. In recent months Brian has collaborated with numerous luminaries including Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, World Party), Egg White (James Morrison) and Phil Thornalley (Natalie Imbruglia, The Cure). The net result is a more mature artist than we have previously known. Brian claims that he has never been happier and more driven. “Right now is the best place I’ve been in my life. I’m really enjoying writing and recording the album and personally things have never been better!”
An exclusive licensing deal with the recently launched Island Records Australia has led to the unique situation where Australia will be the first country to release the new album.
‘Set In Stone’ is the follow up to McFadden’s 2004 solo album debut, ‘Irish Sun’, which secured the coveted #1 album position in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Holland and Belgium. ’Irish Sun’ heralded three UK Top 10 hits, including the debut single, ‘Real To Me’ and the worldwide hit duet ‘Almost Here’ with Goodrem. Brian has also been critically recognised with his song ‘Demons’ being featured in the hit US TV series ‘Lost’. In addition, he has also written songs for artists as diverse as Il Divo and Girls Aloud as well as co-writing the theme song ‘Together We Are One’ for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Internationally, Brian McFadden is one of the most successful performers of his generation. Prior to going solo, he was a member of the phenomenally successful boyband Westlife, a group that sits alongside U2 as the most successful music act ever to come out of Ireland. Westlife hold the record for the most number one singles in a row on the UK charts ever – seven. They had a total of 12 number one singles during Brian’s time in the group, plus four number one albums, selling in excess of 30 million albums.