Mick Hucknall admits Simply Red LP 'may be the last'

Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall has admitted the next Simply Red album "may be the last" because he wants to concentrate on enjoying his "happy" life with wife Gabriella and daughter Romy.

Mick Hucknall has admitted the next Simply Red album "may be the last".

The band will release their 11th studio album 'Big Love' next month to celebrate three decades since their first record, but the band's frontman has admitted it could be the final music anyone hears from the band because he wants to enjoy being "happy" with his family.

He confessed: "I do have the feeling I've reached a sort of end point. I'm very happy in my life, my focus is my family and actually enjoying what I have. I never thought I'd get to this place. I never thought I'd actually ever get to be happy."

The 54-year-old musician believes the latest LP with the group is a "very personal collection of songs," which has been inspired by his marriage to long-term girlfriend Gabriella Wesberry in 2010, their daughter Romy, and his late father, who brought him up single-handedly but passed away six years ago.

He explained: "The idea started out to mark the 30th anniversary of Simply Red but it turned into this very personal collection of songs."

And due to the emotional nature of the tracks, the 'Holding Back the Years' hitmaker confessed is unsure whether he will ever be able to perform them live without breaking down in tears.

Speaking about one specific song 'Dad', he told The Mail on Sunday newspaper: "I don't know how I'm ever going to sing this song live.

"I don't think I could get through it without crying."


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