New Beginning (Stephen Gately)
Dublin-born Gately was with boyband Boyzone from 1993 to 2000, which helps explain the lyrics that open this song.
Seven years of waiting
Seven years of holding on
Gately had lost much of the lead spotlight to bandmate Ronan Keating during Boyzone’s assault on international charts but seemed poised for solo stardom. Unfortunately, New Beginning would be his only UK top 10 hit.
Fun fact: The song was released as a double-A side in the UK with Gately’s version of Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes – remade for a TV version of Watership Down.