Shane Filan stole the hearts of millions across the globe almost a decade ago with infamous boy band Westlife. Fast forward to 2018 and he's set to do the same with his collection of timeless love songs in his solo career - from You and Me, Right Here, to his latest - Love Always.
In this exclusive interview, Marie Claire chats with the Irish singer-songwriter about the power of social media and getting Jennifer Lawrence to play the lead in Love Always.
What do you miss most about Sligo when you go on tour?
My kids and my wife. It’s hard, I try not to be away for too long, I never really do more than two weeks away because it’s tough. I have young kids, I don’t want to be the dad who is always gone, travelling and singing music. I want to be able to do that but also balance my personal life. The weather there is terrible at the moment, so I don’t miss that. I was FaceTiming my kids and they were showing me this storm outside the window, it was really bad!