Having released two albums of pointless froth that the people who shape his career have successfully predicted will fly off the shelves of Asda, Shayne Warne has decided that album three should have more of him in it. He wants to write:
But if you're "on the same wavelength", then what's the actual problem? "I want to write so that I can do things, erm, exactly the same way they've been done so far."
Ward, it seems, is a little worried he's not getting enough respect:
"People need to realise that I'm not just a UK name. I'm more international. I've spent eight months in studios in the US and Sweden. Now I'm preparing for a UK tour and before then I'll tour in Scandinavia."
Why, exactly, do people "need to realise" that, Shayne? And are you really sure you're a "UK name" anyway?
Best of all, though, is the way that Ward thinks that "spending time in studios" in a place is, in someway, akin to "being a household name" in that place.
We wish Shayne the best of luck in taking more control of what he clearly thinks of as some long-running global career. A brave move in an economic downturn when plan B (or rather, Plan job-at B and-Q) might not be quite as strong as it once was.