With a h/t to Poster Girl, it appears that my future ex Shayne Ward has been laying down tracks in LA recently. Among the folks he’s working with are the Underdogs (Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Mario), Taio Cruz (“Like a Star”, one of this year’s most annoying pop songs), Futurecut (Lily Allen), and Karen Poole (Kylie and Dannii). Seems like a continuation of the more R&B-ish sound that he was embracing on his horribly promoted second CD. If the label is smart, and, as Shayne mentions in his last blog entry, he really IS going to give the US a serious shot, then they need to take a few songs from the last CD (such as “No U Hang Up”) and beef up the record with some radio-ready tracks. He’s a natural for the charts here, especially if JT is taking a little time off from recording.