Kate Ryan launches album

by Richard West-Soley 127 views

Kate Ryan proved that she feeling more alive than ever as she presented her new album to enthusiastic fans and press last night in Willebroek, Belgium.

Alive, Kate's third album, takes its name from the track which is still riding high in the Flemish charts. After success in Europe with her previous albums Different and Stronger, Kate is hoping to win even more support with her latest offering, including Eurovision semifinal entry for 2006, Je t'adore.

Fresh pop
In fact, Kate opened the presentation at the Carré nightclub with Je t'adore, going on to sing the album title track, and the future hit How many times written by the same writers as her Eurovision entry, Niclas Kings and Niklas Bergwall. Besides the fresh pop sound fans have come to know and love, the album also includes Kate's self-penned ballad That kiss I miss, dedicated to the mother she lost to cancer as she started to make it as a singer.

Kate gives a respectful nod to all her French-speaking fans by including four francophone versions of other album tracks at the end of the CD. This includes the completely French version of Je t'adore and current hit Alive.

While the time may not have been right for Kate to win over Eurovision voters this year, initial signs are good that Alive will win over expectant fans at least back home in Belgium, and hopefully beyond.

Alive – The Full Track List
01. Je t'adore
02. All for you
03. Alive
04. Tapping on the table
05. Spinning around
06. How many times
07. Nothing
08. Why imagine
09. Driving away
10. Love or lust
11. Wonderland
12. Stepping out
13. That kiss I miss
14. Je t'adore (French version)
15. Je donnerais tout (French version of All for you)
16. Alive (French version)
17. Combien de fois (French version of How many times)

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.