#SongoftheWeek: The Shires – ‘New Year’

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  • ARTIST: The Shires
  • SONG: New Year

SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?

It’s been a while since we last heard from The Shires, but good news, because – to use Smash Hits’ parlance – they are Back! Back! Back! And not only are they back, but they’re launching their forthcoming fourth studio album with a seasonally appropriate new single.

Great songs about the calendar turning over to another year are few and far between – ABBA and Sugababes excluded – but happily, Ben and Crissie have come up with the goods for their ‘New Year’.

Less of a riotous Hootenanny, and more a cosy, harmonious, winter warming toast in, this is the kind of music we’re more than happy to see in 2020 with and beyond. Welcome back guys.

‘New Year’ is available to stream and download now, and The Shires’ new album ‘Good Years’ will be released on 13th March 2020, both via BMG. Twitter: @theshiresuk

Don’t forget to Tweet us or comment below and let us know your thoughts on our #SongoftheWeek this week! #SongoftheWeek has now finished for this year, and will return to the blog on 3rd January. Revisit all the songs we’ve loved this year in our Spotify playlist by clicking above.

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