July 16, 2011
The one where Mel C's tune doesn't suck
14 years on, Sporty is a now a proper British lady
It's safe to say that I do not expect much from ex-Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm fifteen years into her musical career. Sporty contributed a few good solo songs to the pop pantheon - namely I Turn To You,, Go! and Northern Star (hear them)- but her output since then has been spotty at best. This spring's single, Rock Me (video), was utterly dire, so I am pleasantly aghast that her latest opus, the magically titled Think About It, is not a pile of wank. In fact, while the the track is a bit derivative, it has a pretty middle eight (at 2:24) and I like the why Mel's pleasingly nasal voice is mixed right up on top.
Popjustice would probably call this "very acceptable" or something...
The single is out on September 4th, along with the album, The Sea. She's been working with Andy Chatterley, known to some as Bright Lights Bright Lights' collaborator and Nerina Pallot's mister.
Tweety version of this post: Think About It is not Stink About It.