Kimberley Walsh's theatrical new duet

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 May 2014
Alastair Griffin and Kimberley Walsh

Alistair Griffin and Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh loved recording new duet 'The Road' with Alistair Griffin, but admits the tough video shoot was a different story

Kimberley Walsh says her new song 'The Road' was a breath of fresh air.

The Girls Aloud star has teamed up with Alistair Griffin on a new duet which she believes was better suited to her theatrical style of singing than her former girl band pop anthems.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's a different sound to anything I've done before, which was nice. It's a great song to sing, it's a little bit more theatrical than Girls Aloud songs. It was more suited to me, it was a change."

However, Kimberley - who is expecting her first child with her long-term partner Justin Scott - had a tough time shooting the music video in the freezing Yorkshire countryside since she was nursing a broken wrist.

She laughed: "It could have been easier circumstances, it looks nice but it actually was cold, we were in the middle of nowhere. The wrist was not healed, but I managed to get them to take the cast off for the video.

"So I had to be really careful, walking around like I had a broken wing and supporting it whenever I could!"

The 'Biology' hitmaker sustained her injury when she took a tumble and tried to protect the baby at all costs.

Kimberley explained: "I fell on a mat that didn't have any rubber and because I'm pregnant I just panicked and tried to protect the baby, so I took my whole weight on my wrist. It's one of those things, it's almost back to normal now."

The track is the official anthem for Yorkshire's Grand Depart - The Tour De France and Kimberley is looking forward to getting into the sporting spirit this summer.

She added: "I'm not a keen cyclist myself but I will be following the Grand Depart especially since it's going through my hometown of Yorkshire. And the fact that its here is a big thing. I think I'll get into the spirit of it all!"

'The Road' will be released on June 30 through Elbow Grease Records. The video for the single can be seen at Alistair releases his new album 'From Nowhere' on July 7.

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