Why Westlife stopped being special
Westlife decided to split up because they felt being in the band had stopped feeling special.
The popular band are set to split after 14 years together when they complete a final farewell tour this year. Although the men are upset to go their separate ways, they also think it is a step in the right direction.
Bandmember Shane Filan said, "It felt like it wasn't special any more, not like it used to be. For the fans it's slightly different but for us it's been like, 'Are we getting better? Are we getting worse? Are we getting to the stage where we aren't enjoying it?' It is half our life. None of us want to let it go and all of us will be crying in June when the tour ends, but it's time."
His mate Nicky Byrne added, "We never wanted to fall down and just be one of those bands that released records all the time, which we felt we were starting to do. And it felt like, 'You know what, lads? We're okay, we've done a lot!'"
The group say that they had been bracing themselves for the split for some time now and that it actually helped them enjoy their recent trip to Asia more because they were calm knowing that the announcement for the split would be made soon.
Westlife member Kian Egan said, "I shouldn't say it but before we went on tour to Asia, we knew what was going to happen. We knew it was our last tour in Asia and when we came back we were going to release the news, so Asia's probably the best trip we've had in years!"
Shane added, "It's probably been brewing for a good year, as we knew we were coming to the 'Greatest Hits' album and the end of our contracts. We'd all been sitting down and talking about the pressure and the stress of trying to make the record and get it right."
Source: indiantimes.com | Westlife UK