Raul Malo looks to record in '08
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
– Look for new music from Raul Malo 2008. And instead of another album of covers, Malo said Wednesday he intends to put out his own songs.
Malo said after a concert in Boston during his Christmas tour that the songs he has written over the past two years were more rock oriented, picking up "where the Mavericks left off." Malo was the former lead singer of The Mavericks.
Malo recently released a Christmas album. His previous two discs were covers.
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