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.


Scott said...

It actually is quite good! Interesting to see that her video budgets have decreased to the level that she has to perform in front of old Windows Media Player visualisations though. Poised for a Top 150 smash!

Diva Incarnate said...

It's almost too little too late for me. It's not shit, yes, but there's no itch to hear it relentlessly or even anytime soon. Maybe the album will be decent and nice, but she needs an I Turn To You is she wants to turn her career in the UK around.