Scottish pop-rock band Texas has released their new album called «Hi», which includes 14 tracks.
The band was formed by bass guitarist Johnny McElhone in Glasgow in 1986. McElhone, a former star of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway, also invited singer and rhythm guitarist Charlene Spiteri. He took the band’s name from Wim Wenders’ film «Paris, Texas». Texas debuted in March 1988 at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Their debut album Southside (the name refers to the Glasgow area) was released in March 1989 and reached number three at the end of the month, with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide.
«Hi» is the tenth studio album by the Scottish band. For the title single “Hi”, Texas once again teamed up with Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan and RZA, who they worked with in the late ’90s.
Charlene Spiteri and Johnny McElhone have found some forgotten fragments of songs from the recording of their famous album «White on Blonde». Initially, they thought that these undiscovered gems could be released as a «lost» album, but listening to the tracks inspired them to create new tracks included in «Hi».
«When we found these treasures, our excitement and excitement collided, and new songs began to appear unscheduled»,- says Spiteri: «You can say that we were inspired by ourselves!»