Fires (Ronan Keating album)

Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03)
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Pop
Length 43:18 (Standard)
51:34 (Deluxe)
Label Polydor
Producer Gregg Alexander, Electric, Odd Jensen, Stephen Lipson, Cass Lowe, Paul Meehan, Rick Nowels, Brian Rawling, Dean Reid
Ronan Keating chronology
When Ronan Met Burt
Time of My Life
Singles from Fires
  1. "Fires"
    Released: 17 August 2012
  2. "Wasted Light"
    Released: 3 December 2012

Fires is the ninth studio album by Irish singer Ronan Keating. The album was released on 3 September 2012, with a special deluxe, signed edition to be available from the Universal Music official store.[1] It is his fifth album to contain original material and his first in six years following Bring You Home.


The release of the album was confirmed in January 2012, during an interview with The Sun, in which Ronan said: "Now I have a new lease of life, and I'm ready to write and record, I'm working on a new studio album, which I hope to release later this year, it will feature brand new songs".[2] "It's not folk. It's a mix! It's a pop album. Gregg Alexander and I are working together again. It's got that 'Life is a Rollercoaster' feel again. I'm having fun with it again, it's been five years since I've done a studio album. I'm a little bit nervous, I just want to make a great record, for me, rather than for anyone else."


Keating performing in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands, in 2012

To promote the record, Keating embarked on a short promotional tour, which began on 3 August 2012, with the Summarfestivalur in The Faroe Islands, where he performed in front of 14,000 fans.[3] Other dates included the Þjóðhátíð festival in Iceland on 5 August, and the Festas do Mar in Portugal on 17 August in front of 20,000 fans,[4] as well as appearances in Germany and Australia.[5] Ronan undertook two weeks of radio promotion around radio stations in the last week of August. He will perform 'Fires' on Red or Black? on 8 September 2012

A full arena tour in promotion of the album will commence on 16 January 2013, and will cover select areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Venues include Colston Hall in Bristol, The O2 Arena, Cardiff International Arena, Brighton Centre, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, LG Arena in Birmingham, Bournemouth International Centre, Sheffield City Hall, Blackpool Opera House, Liverpool Echo Arena, Manchester Apollo, Newcastle City Hall, Clyde Auditorium and AECC in Scotland and The O2 in Ireland.[6]


Critical reception

On 22 August 2012 the album was voted album of the week by BBC Radio 2.[8]

Professional ratings
Review scores
BBC Musicpositive[9]
Daily Express[10]

Fires received positive reviews from BBC Music, critic Mike Driver declared that "a few bloopers aside, this is probably Keating’s best album since his eponymous debut."[11]

The Daily Express gave the album a rating of 4 out of 5 and commented that "it's on songs such as Love You And Leave You that you get a whiff of a truly original artist."[10]

Commercial Performance

The album charted in Ireland at number 12, in the UK at number 5 selling 30,000 copies, and in Germany at number 20, selling 14,000 copies.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Fires"  Edvard Førre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen, Shelly PooleElectric 3:51
2. "I've Got You"  Ronan Keating, Paddy Dalton, Mathias WolloElectric 3:53
3. "Love You and Leave You"  Odd Jensen, Cass LoweElectric, Cass Lowe, Odd Jensen 3:15
4. "Nineteen Again"  Gregg Alexander, Rick NowelsGregg Alexander, Rick Nowels, Dean Reid 3:21
5. "Wasted Light"  Erfjord, Michelsen, Gary GoElectric 4:03
6. "Lullaby" (featuring KizMusic)Jamie Hartman, Lee DeWyze, Andy Stochansky, KizMusicBrian Rawling, Paul Meehan 3:57
7. "Easy Now My Dear"  Keating, Dalton, WolloElectric 3:46
8. "NYC Girl"  Orion Simprini, Linda Horwatt, Sherif Fanous, Chris Sokolewitz, Jon WeberBrian Rawling, Paul Meehan 3:48
9. "Oxygen"  Erfjord, Michelsen, LoweElectric, Cass Lowe 3:19
10. "Close Your Eyes"  Nicole Dash Jones, Matt Schwartz, Daniel SpencerStephen Lipson 3:59
11. "Get Back to What Is Real"  Alexander, NowelsGregg Alexander, Rick Nowels, Dean Reid 3:20
12. "The One You Love"  Don Mescall, Vanbrugh HillBrian Rawling, Paul Meehan 4:42

Chart performance

Chart (2012) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 12
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 51
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 138
Croatian Foreign Albums (HDU)[15] 12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 20
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 35
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 18
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[20] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[21] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 5


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