It may have taken 10 years since the last McFly album, but the band are back with a new record after having cleared up the issues that led to their break.
Releasing their sixth studio album Young Dumb Thrills, the band say it felt like no time had passed between this and 2010’s Above The Noise.
Tom Fletcher told Metro.co.uk: ‘We were straight back in. We’d had a difficult few years as a band and this is the first time we were going into the studio, having cleared up all of our issues.
‘It just felt kind of effortless, back to doing what we do best. It’s all we know, this band is has been our entire lives for 17 years. So going back to the studio with these guys is like going home.’
Danny Jones added: ‘It was very exciting because it’s the first time in a long, long time that we’ve made an album but also the whole creative process going into it was amazing.
‘We got vinyl presses the other day of the album, and to listen to it as a whole physical thing was amazing.
‘We were just happy that the band was happening, and we just went into the studio open minded. It was such a creative togetherness and I feel that we’ve achieved that on this album.’
The band – which also comprises of Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd – were due to spend most of this year on tour for The Lost Songs, a compilation album of tracks they had found in the archives, however the tour was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many artists, the band were forced to put their live shows on hold, and Tom explained: ‘It was hugely disappointing for us because we’ve been waiting to tour for a few years, but I think we were really lucky that we got most of the album recorded before lockdown happened.
‘It’s our first studio album in 10 years so we weren’t going to not put this album out. And music is something that has helped everyone through this pretty difficult time so we were really proud of it and ready to put it out.’
While socially distanced gigs are starting to filter through, Dougie is looking forward to getting on the road like before, admitting: ‘It’s not the same. You want to get as sweaty and semi naked as possible with strangers.’
The band have been grateful to have the creative outlet throughout lockdown, with Danny adding: ‘You can’t underestimate how much we need music and it brings people together.
‘It speaks a language that we all understand and we’re missing it massively, but we’ve got to do what e the government say and keep safe.’
McFly’s new album Young Dumb Thrills is out now.
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