Simply Red Release It Wouldn’t Be Me

After wrapping up a sold out 33-date European Summer tour, Simply Red have released a single mix of It Wouldn’t Be Me, taken from their 13th studio album Time.

Simply Red @ Shepherd's Bush Empire

Mick Hucknall
Mick Hucknall

A stunning, melodic love song, It Wouldn’t Be Me tells the story of a woman who has escaped her difficult past, meets someone and falls in love. “I don’t write stories very often” says Hucknall of the song, “but it’s about a girl who is scared of what she used to be. The narrator of the song loves her despite her past and isn’t gonna give up on her”.

Check out the new tune below:

With a career spanning 12 studio albums as Simply Red (five of them Number Ones), two solo albums, back-to-back ASCAP Most Performed Song honours (1987 and 1988) for Holding Back The Years, consecutive Brit Awards (1992 and 1993) for Best British Group, a Brit for Best British Male (1993), the 1997 MOBO for Outstanding Achievement, two Ivor Novellos (1992 Songwriter of the Year; 2002 Outstanding Song Collection), some 60 million album sales, 1.8 billion streams across all streaming platforms worldwide, and over 1 million YouTube subscribers, Mick is ready to continue the ride into the next chapter.

Simply Red @ Shepherd's Bush Empire

Simply Red @ Shepherd's Bush Empire (Kalpesh Patel)
Simply Red @ Shepherd's Bush Empire (Kalpesh Patel)

After celebrating with a very special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire back in June which Rockshot Magazine went down to check out, and playing a host of European Summer shows this year, the band will return to the UK to play BBC Radio 2’s sold out Live In The Park on September 17th in Leicester’s Victoria Park.

Live photography of Simply Red by Kalpesh Patel

Simply Red Delight At Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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