McFly address former tension as they sign new record deal

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 28: Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher of McFly perform on stage at Summer Live Music Fest at Sandown Race Course on August 28, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Getty Images)
Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher of McFly perform on stage at Summer Live Music Fest at Sandown Race Course on August 28, 2010 (Christie Goodwin/Getty Images)

McFly have signed their first record deal since 2009, as they admitted it once looked like the band wouldn’t be able “to get back on track”.

The group – comprised of Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter – have been on hiatus and busy with their solo projects in recent years.

When they got back together in 2019 they revealed that “a bit of jealousy” and “unspoken tension” during their time off had got in the way of them working together as McFly again.

But now, according to the BBC, the pop stars have signed a new record deal and will release an album through BMG.

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Discussing their rocky patch, singer Fletcher said there had been “a strong possibility McFly would never happen again”.

“We genuinely didn't know how to get back on track,” he said.

Drummer Judd added that things had “got a bit weird” between the group members and that therapy had even been considered.

"We tried to talk it out a couple of times over those years and it just was very unproductive,” he said.

“So, yeah, there were moments where we talked about, 'Do we need to get in a room with a therapist and document this?'"

McFly shot to fame in 2004 with their album Room On The 3rd Floor and enjoyed a string of hit singles such as Obviously, I’ll Be OK and You’ve Got A Friend.

In 2013 they joined forces with Busted’s James Bourne and Matt Willis to become supergroup McBusted.

In September 2016, McFly went on tour in the UK, after which they announced they were scrapping some new material as they “wouldn't be 100 per cent behind it any more” and went on an indefinite hiatus.

Last year they announced that their hiatus was over and they unveiled The Lost Songs, a collection of demo recordings.

At the time they said in an interview with The Sun that jealousy over what each other were doing and the way joining Busted changed the dynamic of their band had contributed to the delay in them being McFly again.

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The band’s new album is expected to be released this year.

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