In the past month something monumental has happened, something which will go down in British pop music history: the original members of the Sugababes have reformed.
Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy have officially annouced that they are reforming as … Mutya Keisha Siobhan (yes, we know, but we just don’t care).
After disappearing in Japan / leaving to look after a small child / being unceremoniously booted from the now-craptastic girlband, each member had some form of solo success. Siobhan Donaghy’s two solo albums were both brilliant, but not chart successes (Ghosts in particular is still one of my favourite pop albums by a ginger). Mutya Buena had a few top 20 hits, including a brilliant vocal turn with Groove Armada. However Keisha hasn’t had much time to do anything else but get back together with the other original ‘babes after being forced out of the Sugababes (3.0) before a video shoot in LA in September 2009 – the reasons for which she told Popjustice that she ‘can’t say too much about – legally’. However, now, after putting their differences and/or children aside they have returned. Like a three piece musical mesiah.
The three are said to be in the studio putting the finishing touches on their album, and working with the likes of MNEK, Emile Sande, Naughty Boy, Future Cut and Shaznay Lewis (of All Saints fame).
“What does this mean? Why should I care?” I hear you ask.
Well, it means the promise of some sure-to-be-brilliant pop songs, and the return of one of the best girlbands to come out of this fine land in decades… and in my book, that is well worth caring about.