Following a cryptic social media post on Tuesday (August 13), in which Gary Barlow teased that he had a “plan” for the next couple of years, the Take That singer has now revealed that he’ll be releasing a new solo album.
Barlow took to Twitter on Wednesday to confirm the news to his 4.3 million followers.
He also revealed that, for the album – and for the first time in his career – he would be recording with an orchestra.
“I’ve done so much in my career but the one thing I’ve never recorded is a record with an orchestra. Original songs with big contemporary orchestral arrangements. I better be off then.”
Barlow hinted towards the idea with an Instagram post on Tuesday, in which he told fans he’d returned from his travels with “a clear head”.
“I’ve returned from all my travels with a clear head. I’m also excited to announce I have ‘a plan’ for the next couple of years,” he wrote alongside a picture of him holding a bag while on a break in Indonesia.
He continued: “It’s been a long time since I’ve had to think about what’s next for me. It’s been nice to have the time and peace to work it out. Ultimately I’m following what my heart’s telling me.
“I type this while sat at my piano. Who knows what might happen next…”