WATCH: Never gonna give up on Rick Astley! Pop legend chats to Paul Ross about new album '50'

WATCH: Never gonna give up on Rick Astley! The legendary singer chats with Paul Ross about his album '50'

Paul gets to grips with pop titan Rick

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was a pop phenomenon – but nearly 30 years on from the smash hit, Rick is still going strong. 

The singer came into the talkRADIO studios to talk about his latest record, 50.

'Last year when I started thinking about making it, it was partly to celebrate being 50," he told Paul Ross. "I've done some living. When I did Never Gonna Give You Up, I was a kid.

"I think when you sit down and write songs now, you've got a lot more to go on.

"With this particular record, I decided I'd write all the tunes. I played all the instruments, I produced it, and I made the record myself. 

"I felt it'd be great to get my hands dirty and say 'this is my record'."

We even got a play of two of the songs off the album: listen to them above. 

Watch the full interview below: