With the return of the original Sugababes confirmed, the group’s current stand-ins are left in quite the precarious position.
Indeed, a slew of commercial disasters (the latest of which saw their last single axed and given away for free) has left the once revered Pop outfit in tatters. A situation rendered worse by their adamance on not throwing in the towel.
And yet, ironically, that’s what they appear to be doing – covertly. First, there were the unaddressed rumours of a label drop, then member Heidi‘s revelation that no new music is on the horizon, and now it has been confirmed that Amelle is going solo.
Details after the jump…
News of an Amelle solo deal began pervading the media scape following the tanking of the trio’s last single ‘Freedom’ last November; news which now appears substantiated.
Taking to Twitter recently, the 27 year old wrote:
“Right got everything I need and about 2 leave 4 studio! Can’t wait 2 get these ideas out of my head and hear what they sound like! (sic)”
Later retweeting a fan’s message to her:
A confirmed producer on the as yet untitled project is Pete Kirtley, who ironically contributed to the ‘Babes ‘Taller In More Ways’ album. The very project Amelle joined the group during. Tangled web, much?
In any case, we hear murmuring that the word ‘Rebel’ is of significance to the project (single or album title perhaps?). Beyond any such title, though, one has to wonder anyone is even checking for Amelle like that? I mean after committing the cardinal sin that was “Keisha-Gate”, many washed their hands and ears of anything ‘Babes related.
That said, I can’t fault the tone and texture of Amelle’s voice; a fact which makes the prospect of solo material – if done right – somewhat appetising.
Are you eager to see Amelle go solo?