Brian McFadden announces new album

Updated: 07 January 2013 14:14

Brian McFadden has announced that he is releasing a new solo album.

Brian McFadden has announced that he is releasing a new solo album.

The former Westlife singer will release The Irish Connection on March 11 in the UK through BMF Records/EMI.

The record will feature covers of favourite Irish songs, as well as duets with Sinead O'Connor, Ronan Keating and Christy Dignam from Aslan.

McFadden said: "This album is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Ireland has produced some of the greatest songs in history and I decided I would put my own twist on a collection of my favourite ever Irish songs."

The Irish Connection includes renditions of Nothing Compares 2 U by O'Connor, Moondance by Van Morrisson and Dreams by The Cranberries.

The tracklist for Brian McFadden's The Irish Connection is as follows:

1. 'Black Is The Colour' (feat. Sinead O'Connor)
2. 'All I Want Is You' (feat. Ronan Keating)
3. '9 Crimes'
4. 'Dreams'
5. 'Crazy World' (feat. Christy Dignam from Aslan)
6. 'No Frontiers'
7. 'Only Time'
8. 'Chocolate'
9. 'Moondance'
10. 'Nothing Compares 2 U'