Daniel Bedingfield is planning a music comeback.
The Gotta Get Thru This hitmaker enjoyed chart-topping success in the early 2000s with his first two albums, but quit recording to focus his efforts on trying to “reverse climate change” with his Los Angeles farm.
Speaking to The Sun, Bedingfield admitted he’s now ready to revert back to music, sharing: “Coming from that single-minded focus of music and something that must make me feel epic when I listen to it… I want to make it so when other people hear it it blows their socks off, that’s quite hard to step off a drive that intense.
“So I focused it on learning languages and trying to reverse climate change, honestly. Trying to figure out regenerative practices, aggro farming, so I just learnt a lot of that.
“It’s the same level of intensity, the ecosystem’s being destroyed by human hands and we have to do something to reverse it, and I just put that same intensity into something else.
“And now that drum ‘n’ bass and garage is back then I can do both.”
Bedingfield will return to the stage in April to perform his biggest hits during three shows across England and he reflected upon the “incredible drive” he had as a child who was inspired by the likes The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
He added: “The goal to make epic music, to push garage forward, to push drum ‘n’ bass forward, to impress my peers, to impress me, we’d listen to each other’s stuff, we’d try and make the next song that each other goes crazy about, kind of like The Beach Boys and The Beatles did.
“That’s incredibly driven for a nine-year-old until my early teens.”
The tour launches in Manchester on April 21, after which Bedingfield will play Birmingham on April 22 before wrapping at The London Palladium on April 23.
Tickets for the shows are on sale now and available here. The full list of dates is below.
21 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
22 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
23 – London Palladium, London