McFly And The Mail On Sunday Unite To Give Away New Album ‘Radio:ACTIVE’
Mail On Sunday Reporter
Last updated at 6:27 PM on 28th June 2008
First we brought you the brand new album from pop superstar Prince... a world exclusive that stunned the music business and delighted millions of fans.
And now the newspaper that's become famous for treating its readers to fantastic FREE CDs has done it again.
On July 20 we will be bringing you the brand new studio CD by pop supergroup McFly... absolutely FREE inside the paper.
This brilliant new album, called Radio: ACTIVE, features 12 new tracks and will be available only in The Mail on Sunday - making it an instant collectors' item.
McFly singer and guitarist Tom Fletcher said: 'We want to get our music out to the widest audience possible and working with a massive paper like The Mail on Sunday will definitely help us achieve that. We're very excited about this great opportunity.'
And drummer Harry Judd said: 'We can't wait for our fans to hear the album, and to play it to them live. These songs are by far the best we've ever done.'
Stand-out tracks on the album include the single One For The Radio - which is an ode to the fans who have made them one of the biggest British bands of the decade - the upbeat and anthemic Everybody Knows and the infectious soaring melody of Falling In Love.
McFly have built up a huge worldwide fan base on the back of hit singles such as Obviously and Five Colours In Her Hair.
The band - Fletcher, Judd, Dougie Poynter (singer/bass guitar) and Danny Jones (singer/guitar) - have scored 13 Top 10 singles, seven of which went to No 1.
McFly's previous albums have been massively successful, achieving multi-platinum sales.
Their debut album, Room On The 3rd Floor, went straight to No 1, as did the follow-up, Wonderland.
Last year the band opted to leave the major label that launched them in 2004 and helped them achieve multi-platinum sales success.
Instead they have set up their own label, Super Records. Funded by McFly themselves, the label is a wholly independent operation, staggering not just for an act of their size, but because all four members are only aged between 20 and 22. This new freedom has given the band the opportunity to pursue new ways of getting their music into the public domain.
Singer/guitarist Tom Fletcher says, 'Setting up our own label allows us to rip up the rulebook and find new ways of reaching an audience.'
'It was time to move on from our old label' explains Tom. 'There were no hard feelings. We’ve had a great career up to here, but we wanted complete control of the creative side of McFly. We wanted our new songs to sound exactly as they did in our head when we wrote them, no compromises at all.'
Stephen Miron, Managing Director of The Mail On Sunday says: 'As part of The Mail On Sunday’s ongoing innovation in bringing new music to the masses and exactly a year since we created a World first with Prince’s new album, we are absolutely delighted to be involved with one of the UK’s biggest selling pop acts, McFly. We’re very excited to be giving away the new album free with the paper on July 20th and are confident that millions of our readers will love the new album.'
“We can’t wait for our fans to hear the album and play it to them live”, says drummer Harry Judd. “Are we nervous? Not at all. These songs are by far the best we’ve ever done. We’ve never been happier.”
A deluxe version of Radio: ACTIVE is to be released in the shops and will feature four extra songs, a bonus DVD and a 32-page booklet - but it will not be out until September.
So for your chance to be one of the first to get your hands on the new McFly album, don't miss The Mail on Sunday on July 20.