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Hi Hope it's okay to post here? -only just recovered my password. I'm Will_4_me (Julie) on Devoted and just wanted to discuss the change of date.
When I saw the news about a break my heart sunk as I really thought he was disappearing for an even longer break-to be honest I had been expecting this after news about losing The Voice. I think it's easy to forget just what a sensitive soul Will is-it may not be a commercially sensible decision to leave it that long to release his next single but I think he needs time off to recover from the way he was treated over this. He's worked so hard promoting the album and was clearly delighted when Jealousy and Echoes did so well. But fighting for airplay and the disappointing charting of Come On along with losing The Voice must have knocked his confidence.
I think the press release about the 3 month break is a way for his PR to manage this-at least we know he's performing in the summer and likely to have some theatre in the autumn. I suspect he cleared his diary for The Voice and now that's not happening he'd rather have break now and hopefully come back refreshed and raring to go.
It's a real shame that this may result in Echoes not achieving the sales it could with more promo in Jan/Feb, especially with a possibly tie in with 10 years since he won Pop Idol but I suspect he just can't face it at the moment. He probably doesn't want to go through loads of interviews about not getting the Voice. I wonder if he can't face the usual Brits snub as well.
Sorry for the rambling post-just need to write all that-I hate January and hate the thought of Jan and Feb without him being around. Although if it hadn't of been for the prospect of The Voice it wouldn't have surprise me as much as he usually has January off. Note to self -get a life!