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Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp reflects on the ‘global language’ of pop

Deborah Knight
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Spandau Ballet songwriter Gary Kemp is taking his solo career to the next level with new album IN SOLO.

He told Deborah Knight it’s been a “difficult” record to produce, having taken 25 years to release his sophomore solo album.

“I was busy trying to get on with all the other stuff!”

Watch the video for single Ahead of the Game below

Having ‘said goodbye’ to Spandau Ballet, Kemp was ready to move on to other projects but grateful for the role the band played in music history.

“That was the power of what was happening in the Eighties.

“We were making videos, and they had been pumped like gas across the globe.

“Pop music was the first globalisation – that was the first time that there was a real global language.”

Press PLAY below to hear about Gary Kemp’s inspiration

Kemp produced live renditions of new tracks Ahead of the Game and Too Much exclusively for Afternoons with Deborah Knight.

Press PLAY below to listen to the live singles

Image: YouTube

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