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?
Nice interview, but is she even promoting the song?
I’m happy she kept it light and bright about MKS and hope her new single does well.
Awwww i like Amelle now.
Amelle is incredible. What a voice! And “God Won’t Save U Now” is INSANE (still waiting for it on iTunes) LOL
I’m tired of seeing these irrelevants WANTING to release new albums latelely here on TGJ
Sam, sam , sam stop the lorry!!!!!!!!!
Why did she put hole in question marks when she was talking about the Queen.
Lol, why do you think. Slag about town.
Rihanna stans talking about hoeing? Ok.
i never liked this her and i still don’t. The song is really generic and uninspiring and her vocals are not all that.
I felt a lil shade with that ‘I had to listen to it a few time but…’ wtf was that supposed to mean
I HAD TO LOOK AT Y’ALL A FEW TIMES TO REALIZE Y’ALL WASNT THE SUGARBABES hmph! shady b******
she’s beautiful as always!
Am I going to be the first to say it? ..ok who??
This girl pisses me off. The nerve of her even having the audacity to speak on the REAL Sugababes. Amelle & co are no “competition” for MKS, get it right!
You can tell she trieeeeed it with that MKS comment as she knows Us & TGJ team is all for the ORIGINALS!!!
The only grower about Flatline is the video, cus the song and lyrical content is on to the POINT.
She could NEVER with her harmonies…
But good luck to her and maybe she can gain over 1,000 sales
She failed the day she thought she could replace Mutya’s vocals (My sideeye is wide open)
(ps: In all of Suga era has anyone mentioned about a part Amelle has slayed. I’ve heard all other names bar her’s)