Claire Richards is excited to announce that she has signed to Sony Music and will release her debut, solo album (My Wildest Dreams) on 2nd November.
My Wildest Dreams is the first time that Claire Richards has branched off alone. As 1/5 of Steps, who stormed the charts last year with their #1 single Scared of the Dark and #2 album Tears On The Dancefloor, Claire has achieved a huge amount of success around the world. While the band take a well-earned break from touring before starting on a new album in 2019, Claire has jumped at the chance to pursue one of her lifelong ambitions and work on an album of her own. Speaking of the record, Claire adds ”This album is literally beyond my wildest dreams – it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was very young. I am so proud of this album – it was important to me that every song tells a story and is filled with real emotion and I think we’ve achieved that. Being in Steps means so much to me, I love every minute, and I am beyond lucky to be a part of Steps and also to be able to do a project of my own.”
The first taster of Claire’s new music is the brilliant On My Own, and it beautifully showcases Claire’s phenomenal voice. A very special one to Claire, she comments “On My Own feels very fitting as my first solo single. It’s empowering and really tells the story of the ups and downs I’ve experienced over the years both growing up feeling a bit insecure to the pressures of being in the public eye.”
Claire has worked with some of the world’s biggest songwriters and producers on My Wildest Dreams including Diane Warren (Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Cher), Steve Anderson (Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Girls Aloud) and Biff Stannard (U2, Ellie Goulding).
Tickets on sale from the 17th August 2018.