Monday, September 29, 2003

Former (non-Geri) Spice Girl in "bloody good solo single" shocker!

I have a confession to make. I really liked Emma Bunton's first album. There, I've said it. I know it was a bit Dido-lite (*shudder*) in places, and the singles didn't set the chart alight, but I still liked it.

For a while it seemed like the Dumper had reserved her a special seat (right next to Melanie B, alongside the other reserved seats for Victoria and Melanie C. Geri's seat was set apart, largely because she was expected to arrive in the Dumper much later, and also because not seating her with her former bandmates just made good business sense), and her comeback single Free Me was to my mind bland and verging on atonal.

But new single Maybe is bloody brilliant. It's like a showtune, only it's not actually from a musical, which instantly makes it 100 times better than all the songs from musicals. And it has a "ba ba ba ba ba ba" backing which adds more bonus points. And the video's hilarious, but knowingly so.

Good job, Bunton. We'll tell the Dumper not to expect you just yet. In fact, tell you what, give us a few more corking singles like this and we'll cancel your reservation altogether, there's a good girl.


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