Although Jedward, aka “double divas of Dublin” John and Edward Grimes, were considered novelty contestants when they placed sixth on “The X Factor U.K.” in 2009, they’ve managed to carve out quite a career for themselves since, with endorsement deals, several television shows, two competitive performances at Eurovision, and three albums to their credit.
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But now at age 22, they’re ready to really be taken seriously, as they prepare to release their fourth album, “Free Spirit” — the first album written and produced by the twins themselves. And Yahoo Music is thrilled to present the online premiere of the album’s title track (out on iTunes May 17).
The song’s brooding, mature sound, surprisingly similar to indie-electro bands like Bastille and the Temper Trap, is a massive departure from the kiddie-pop of early Jedward singles like “Bad Behaviour,” “Wow Oh Wow,” and “Girl Like You”… but it still packs in a lot of Jedwardian fun. Check out the track and listen as Jedward go from boys to men!