Seven years after his group went on hiatus, the ‘Paint By Numbers’ singer claims that he feels their music hasn’t aged and that it has never gone anywhere.
Max George and Tom Parker are hoping to reunite The Wanted. The singers have been discussing reforming the boyband – which also featured Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran – and they believe their music still holds up, seven years after they went on hiatus.
“I love the boys, the band, the buzz, the fans, the music… I love it all,” Max told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “I would love to do it again. I’ve spoken to Tom a lot and he was like, ‘Yeah, cool. If it happens, it happens’.”
“Despite everything he is going through [with his cancer diagnosis], I know Tom would do it tomorrow. The boys are all over the place doing their own thing. They are all really successful. But would I do it? A million per cent I would.”
“I hear it a lot still, so it feels like it has never gone anywhere. The music hasn’t aged and, for me, ‘Glad You Came’ will be a summer banger [hit] forever.”
Meanwhile, Tom, 32, who is currently battling a stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, is making a documentary about his battle because he feels the particularly deadly form of the disease deserves more attention and funding.
He previously said, “Almost a year ago, my world was turned upside down by my diagnosis. It’s been an emotional few months for me and my family. But I’m determined to both fight the disease and the terrible situation of the chronically low level of research that goes towards finding a cure and treatment for glioblastoma.”
“In this documentary, as well as exploring the medical and human aspects of this disease, I am determined to raise awareness and raise as much money as we can through the concert to help advance crucial cancer research and develop new treatments.”
The concert Tom is also planning, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, will be part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer appeal, in association with Cancer Research UK. Proceeds will be split between Stand Up To Cancer and the National Brain Appeal. A date for the event has not yet been announced.