OUT OF THE BLUE by Sarah Bishton
January 25, 2006
According to the 24-year-old former Blue star, the jungle exposure gave him the perfect launch pad to start his solo career, following the
break-up of the boy band last July.
Antony sounds happy about his future and says he is looking forward to the release of his single Do You Ever Think of Me.
Due to be released on January 30 on the Flyingsparks label, Antony says it is a very different sound to songs by his former Blue bandmates Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan.
“When you put my new single on your CD player you can relax to it and just listen to the words, which tell a story,” he says.
“It is a mid-tempo ballad about being away from your loved ones. I can relate to that as when I was with Blue I was away from my family and my girlfriend [Emmerdale actress Adele Silva] quite a lot.
“The whole album has a very different sounds from the tracks released by the other lads.
“It is quite similar to James Blunt, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams, a more mellow sound, but with some rock in it too.
“The boys have done really well since we split up from Blue. We are all so busy and don’t get to meet up that much.
“It has been hard since we all split up and at first I didn’t know what to do with myself.
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder and I really missed Adele when I was away.
“Going on I’m a Celebrity gave me the determination to release my own music. I hate sitting around doing nothing and have been really busy.”
Antony said he is really looking forward to the release of his debut solo album, out in March, which took six months to write and record with producers John McLaughlin, Simon Perry, Bobby Bluebell and Jonathon Shorten.
Although during his years in Blue he spent a lot of time touring the world, the party animal says he now prefers to stay at home with his girlfriend. He still sees his fellow celebs from the jungle and two weeks ago met up with Sid Owen, Carol Thatcher and the gang for Sid’s
“I am really happy at the moment, my girlfriend is very chilled and lovely, I’m just looking to the future.”