“Unfortunately, this year, due to Covid, I haven’t been able to travel to the UK and enjoy the festivities of London. Nor can I be with my family, which is a shame.”
And is there any other feeling that is Almost Like Being In Love?
Dame Shirley responded that this “magic” song really does live up to its title.
“It’s so joyful and when the key change hits you, the hairs stand up on your arms and you get a rush of feeling uplifted. That’s the same as love, right?” she said.
During these tough times, it’s important to find ways we can all Smile, even if our hearts are breaking.
“It’s a tough one. When I am doing a concert, my job is to go on stage and give the best performance I can for my fans. Anything personal is put to the side and in that moment, I can smile,” she said.
“The music becomes my therapy. It’s a cliché, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes you just need a little help to see it. It’s never too late to ask for help, ever!”
She said her new album I Owe It All To You was dedicated to her fans and described it as the ‘grand finale’ of a nearly 70-year music career.
“Well, the album is dedicated to my fans,” she said. “None of this would be possible without them. I also, though, dedicate it to my family and my team, who have always been there for me.”
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Shirley Bassey’s new album I Owe It All To You is out now