Andrea Begley unveils album artwork for The Message - picture

Published Friday, Sep 20 2013, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Voice UK winner Andrea Begley has released the cover art for her debut album The Message.

The Northern Irish singer – who won the second series of the BBC talent show earlier this year – will release the album on 21 October.

Andrea, 26, was mentored by The Script's Danny O'Donoghue on The Voice and, showing his interest went beyond the show, he co-produced the title track for the album.

She said: "Danny has been a fantastic source of support to me both throughout the show and beyond it. He has always believed in me and in my songs and it was a total honour and privilege for him to produce one of my own songs for the album. I couldn't stop smiling while I stood in the studio with him working on the track. I count myself a very lucky person."

Andrea Begley's album cover for The Message

The Message will feature a mix of original tracks written by Andrea and versions of her favourite songs including 'Dancing In The Dark' by Bruce Springsteen and 'Lightning Bolt' by Jake Bugg.

"This album for me is the best showcase of myself as an artist, I think it captures my personality within it," she said. "The album is extremely close to my heart and offers the listener a first taste of the direction I intend to go as an artist beyond this point."

Andrea will perform two live dates next month: the Ulster Hall in Belfast on 3 November and Union Chapel in Islington on 4 November.

Watch Andrea performing album track 'Secret Smile' in an acoustic set below: