That’s music to our ears.
It’s been a long six-year wait for McFly fans who are eager for some brand new music from the band, but we have some fantastic news for you: they’re refreshed and ready to get back in the studio.
Band member Tom Fletcher – who recently released his first children’s novel The Christmasaurus – has revealed that they are in a great place and excited about creating something truly special together in the new year.
“There’s been such a big gap between McFly’s albums, that now we’re at the stage where we’re not tied down to a particular sound,” Tom told Digital Spy.
“There’s enough of a line drawn that we could come back with whatever sound we want. For the first time, there’s no pressure or musical expectations on us that could limit us or dictate where we need to go.
“I hate the idea of having to conform with what’s current and what sounds good on radio at the moment. When we go into the studio, I want it to be with a completely fresh, open mind.
“I genuinely feel that, because there’s been such a gap and because of McBusted, this is the first time that I feel completely refreshed with McFly.
“There’s something really exciting about that and if we can get our heads in the right place and pull together, it’s totally possible for us to make the best album of our career.”
That sounds just fine with us.
But first, tickets for Tom’s new play The Christmasaurus go on sale at 9am tomorrow (December 9).
It’s based on his hugely popular children’s book of the same name and will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo on December 22, 2017.
“The book was a natural place for it to start, but I always hoped it could be a live show or a film,” Tom told us.
That movie is on the way too, but could be a few years off yet. It will be an animation directed by Michael Gracey, but Tom isn’t sure if he’ll be voicing one of the characters himself.
“Part of me is really excited about seeing who could do it,” he said. “The dad in the book is basically me, but you need to be a very talented actor to do voices for films.
“If there is a part for me, I wouldn’t say no. But I’m looking forward to seeing who can voice the different characters.”