Leaving

Album: Where We Are (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Shane Filan of Westlife said in publicity materials that this Steven Lee Olsen, Bryn Christopher and Carl Falk penned love ballad was a song that their mentor Simon Cowell was keen for the foursome to record. He explained: "This song has again a very typical Westlife sound. It's a song that Simon really wanted us to record and now seeing it on the album we can see why he wanted it so much. It's got great vocals on it, it's a Swedish ballad from Westlife. You know, it's the typical kind of thing you've heard over the years. And we never wanted to alienate exactly the fans that do like that kind of stuff. Even though that this album is slightly different direction there are still three or four really Westlife songs on there."

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