Gary Barlow announces exciting new solo orchestral album plans for 2020

15 August 2019, 10:39

By Tom Eames

Take That frontman Gary Barlow has revealed that he plans to release his next solo album next year, and it has a twist.

After a cryptic social media post on Tuesday (August 13), in which Gary teased that he had some kind of "plan" for the next two years, he has now revealed that he'll be releasing a new orchestral album.

Gary wrote: "There's new music in the air. I'm happy to announce a new solo record for the Autumn of 2020.

"I've done so much in my career but the one thing I've never recorded is a record with an orchestra. Original songs with big contemporary orchestral arrangements. I better be off then."

He previously hinted towards the idea with an Instagram post on Tuesday, where he told fans he'd returned from holiday with "a clear head".

"I've returned from all my travels with a clear head. I'm also excited to announce I have 'a plan' for the next couple of years," he wrote, alongside a photo of him while away in Indonesia.

He continued: "It's been a long time since I’ve had to think about what's next for me. It's been nice to have the time and peace to work it out. Ultimately I'm following what my heart's telling me.

"I type this while sat at my piano. Who knows what might happen next..."

Gary's last solo album was the number one record Since I Saw You Last in 2013. Since then, he has released two albums with Take That: III and the greatest hits package Odyssey.