Rick Astley: 2017
Rick Astley at WFUV (photo by Gus Philippas)
Keep singing! That is exactly what Rick Astley does with his eighth album titled 50, which is his first work of new material in over 10 years. The new songs bring him back into the fore with soulful songs like "Keep Singing" and "Angels on My Side." His gift for melody and songwriting put him in the rare company of greats, selling over 40 million records career-wide and creating songs that are forever woven into pop culture. What a treat to talk to this songwriter, artist and hitmaker.