Britain's Got Talent stars The D-Day Darlings are set to release a debut album in November.
Fresh from appearing in the Britain’s Got Talent 2018, The D-Day Darlings have signed a record deal with Sony Music UK.
Founder and lead singer of The D-Day Darlings Katie Ashby formed the group in 2008 with the intention of wanting to invoke and celebrate the true spirit of the wartime era and the beautiful, heartfelt music that was recorded during the period. Originally a wartime trio, The D-Day Darlings has since grown to a 9-piece group, proudly supported by Dame Vera Lynn.
The group made the final of Britain's Got Talent where they were highly praised by the judges as ‘classy, beautiful and amazing’ by Simon Cowell and ‘(the) most incredible celebration of this country’ by David Walliams.
Regarded as the UK’s premier wartime act, The D-Day Darlings will release their debut album ‘I’ll Remember You’ on Friday 9 November 2018. The album continues the group’s ethos to educate people on the lessons we can learn from history and especially in this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice.
Produced by Tim Woodcock (Little Mix, John Newman, The Wanted), the album consists of a range of iconic wartime classics including White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again and 2 brand new songs I’ll Remember You and Mary (a tribute to Mary Ellis, the last female spitfire pilot who passed away in July 2018) both co-written with Katie Ashby. Each song on the album evokes the emotional family stories that the group’s members have with the World Wars.
Katie Ashby said: "This centenary year was the perfect time to audition for BGT, to be able to perform this iconic music on such a huge platform in honour of our heroes, including our own grandparents, was incredible. Our mission is to keep the wartime spirit alive and into the new generation. Collaborating with Tim Woodcock was an exciting step to help me achieve this musically.
"We’ve given the songs a new injection of life, while still retaining the legacy of their original sound. We are thrilled to be signed to Sony Music and we are dedicating our debut album to all those who fought for our freedom."
The D-Day Darlings’ debut album ‘I’ll Remember You’ will be released on Friday 9 November 2018.
You can pre-order the record from Amazon here.