Eight years removed from her Sugababes fuelled chart debut, Amelle Berrabah continues on in her bid for solo success this year, kicking off with her brand new single ‘Love Is All We Need‘.
Only right then, that as long time supporters of the Sugababes belle, that we catch up with her for an interview in the city of London last week, dishing on everything from the new single, her plans to reunite with the group and ‘Flatline‘, the new single from her would be rivals, MKS.
Check it out below…
TGJ: Great! This year marks the release of solo material from you, what prompted the recording process and how have you found the experience- considering your time as part of a long running group?
Amelle: The overall sound that I have gone for definitely differs from what me and the girls do musically. Its definitely a reflection of my personality, humour, and my life. Some songs are pretty quirky, some are up beat Dance/Club tracks, some are mid tempo ballads and there’s a track that is totally stripped back where it is just my voice and a piano. Hopefully it’s an album for everyone.
TGJ: You once shared management with ‘Radioactive‘ singer Rita Ora, as you embark on your solo journey how much pressure do you feel is on you to deliver on all front. More specifically, when it comes to standing out in the Brit-Pop crowd?
TGJ: Recent years have seen Amelle the personality outshine Amelle the vocalist due to the absence of new material, what are you hoping to achieve with this new release on a critical tip?
Amelle: I like the new single. I had to listen to it a few times but its defo a grower. I think they’ll do well.
TGJ: Earlier this year, Jade Ewen stated that she believed Sugababes were ‘pretty much over’. For the record, what is going on with the group and are there any plans for a future release?
TGJ: Finally, in the grand scheme of things- how would Amelle like to remembered?