Ronan Keating has said that his new album is dramatically different from anything he has done before.

Speaking to Absolute Radio he said: "I'm finishing the album this week, I've been in London mixing, and it will be out in August".

"It's called Fires - my first studio album in six years. Quite exciting for me, brand new material. It's got that anthemic pop feel to it. There's not a lot of ballads on there, just one or two, so very different from what I've done before."

Despite working hard on his album, Ronan managed to take a break and have fun with friends at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend.

He said: "I'm here, there's a gang of us just hanging out, it's nice. Friends getting together and enjoying the music they love".

"I haven't been to a lot of festivals but a friend of mine was playing in his reformed band, Little Angels. I've never seen Bruce Springsteen before but I'm really looking forward to his set, he's amazing."