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Blue continues their epic comeback by dropping new track Magnetic

They are in the midst of an epic comeback after a seven-year break from the music scene.

And Blue have dropped their new track Magnetic which will be part of the reunited boy band’s upcoming album Heart and Soul.

It comes after the band’s singer Lee Ryan was arrested after behaving in an ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ manner on a British Airways flight.

Epic comeback: Blue have dropped their new track Magnetic which will be part of the reunited boy band's upcoming album Heart and Soul

Epic comeback: Blue have dropped their new track Magnetic which will be part of the reunited boy band’s upcoming album Heart and Soul

The song is now the third that has been released from their sixth studio album, which will be their first LP since 2015’s Colors.

The album is said to be a return to their signature soulful style, but will feature both up-tempo and slow numbers.

The four-piece – comprising of Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan – said: ‘We’ve never done an album where it’s just one style of music the whole way through and I think we’ve accomplished that again with this album.

‘Magnetic shows off all our different vocal styles and we love a ballad just as much as our up-tempo tracks! We can’t wait for everyone to hear the album, we are so proud of it.’

Not good: It comes after the band's singer Lee Ryan was arrested after behaving in an 'intimidating' and 'crazy' manner on a British Airways flight

Not good: It comes after the band’s singer Lee Ryan was arrested after behaving in an ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ manner on a British Airways flight

The latest track from the LP follows Haven’t Found You Yet and a cover of 112’s noughties classic Dance With Me.

Blue will hit the road for a 12-date UK arena tour later this year.

The band’s reunion tour – originally scheduled for September 2022 – was initially set to mark two decades since the 2001 release of their chart-topping debut album, All Rise, but has now been pushed back to December

The ‘One Love’ hitmakers previously revealed they won’t be partying hard on the tour to mark two decades since the release of their debut album ‘All Rise’, and they are doing everything they can to make sure they’re in tip- top shape.

Lee said: ‘I don’t think we’re that kind of band anymore. We have different ideas now.

‘We want to put on a good show first and, being a bit older now, you can’t do the dual thing of partying and putting on a good show.’

Simon added: ‘We’ve got to see if we can do it physically!’

New dates: Blue also confirmed they have delayed their comeback tour until December

New dates: Blue also confirmed they have delayed their comeback tour until December

The band formed in 2000 and went on to release three studio albums titled All Rise, One Love and Guilty.

After announcing a hiatus in 2004, Duncan, Antony, Lee and Simon released their first compilation album, Best Of Blue.

The group first reunited in January 2011 and represented the UK in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest, coming in 11th place after a performance of I Can in Dusseldorf.

They went on to release two more studio albums, their fourth Roulette in 2013 and their fifth Colors in 2015.

In 2013, they joined groups including Liberty X, Atomic Kitten and 5ive to give a one-off gig as part of The Big Reunion.

It comes after band member Lee was arrested after behaving in an ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ manner during a flight from Glasgow to London City Airport on Sunday, according to reports.

The Blue singer is alleged to have been abusive towards cabin crew when they refused to serve him an alcoholic drink and he was handcuffed after the plane landed.

Ryan has previously spoken of his struggles with alcohol, after describing himself as having been a ‘good alcoholic’ for 10 years.

The former pop star, who has appeared on Celebs Go Dating, told in 2019 how he still drinks socially but not ‘inwardly’.

Staff are believed to have radioed ahead, prompting a police van to meet the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant on the runway with cops boarding the British Airways flight.

Eurovision: The group first reunited in January 2011 and represented the UK in that year's Eurovision Song Contest, coming in 11th place after a performance of I Can in Dusseldorf (pictured)

Eurovision: The group first reunited in January 2011 and represented the UK in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest, coming in 11th place after a performance of I Can in Dusseldorf (pictured)

He allegedly spent the night in a cell after being arrested on suspicion of public order offenses.

A passenger, who claimed the incident delayed the flight by 20 minutes, told The Sun: ‘He became aggressive with the air hostesses once it became clear he wouldn’t get given alcohol.

‘At one point he left his seat and started walking up and down the aisle despite being told to sit down — he even ran behind the cabin crew curtains. It was crazy behavior.’

Another said: ‘The way he acted was really intimidating.’

The star’s representative declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.

He later took to Twitter to apologize for the incident: ‘A note from Lee. Over the last few days, I have had a lot of time to think about my behavior and how it affects people around me.

‘As it has been well documented, I have always had my struggles with alcohol and often say or do silly things as a result of that, which in turn has caused problems for myself and those around me. For that I want to apologize to everyone I have upset or offended.’

Lee added: ‘Last week, I acted inappropriately on a flight to London and I want to say sorry to the airline staff, everyone on the flight, as well as my band mates, my family and our fans.

‘The time has come for me to take ownership of the root cause of these problems and for that reason, I am reducing my schedule for the time being to seek professional help and spend time with my family.

‘I am aware of how my behavior affects others and by starting this journey of working on my mental health I hope to emerge a better person for it.’

Regrets: Lee later took to Twitter to apologize for the recent incident

Regrets: Lee later took to Twitter to apologize for the recent incident

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