Mutya Keisha Siobhan Have Their First Interview Of The Decade
The original Sugababe members recently re-formed and also had a name change, now calling themselves Mutya Keisha Siobhan. The trio met with PopJustice.com to discuss the reunion, their new music and why they split in the first place…
Siobhan spoke on how she controversially decided to leave the band mid-way through an interview, saying: “It might have seemed sudden from the outside but I’d been unhappy for a while. It was an unusual childhood that we had. I just wanted some normality back in my life.
“I didn’t regret it, I never have; I had great time in the band but I had to go off and do my own thing.” She went on to say that the new material they are making has a positive vibe that couldn’t have been achieved if they had stayed together: “We wouldn’t have made an album like that back then. This actually feels like the perfect record that would have come after the first.”
They went on to talk about their new material, in particular a song called ‘Drum’, which Keisha said was inspired by Rihanna: “It’s just of repetitive – ‘I love it when you beat that drum…’ It’s really inspired by Rihanna, one of the tracks on her album.
She went on to talk about the work hard, play hard mentality of the music industry, saying: “I feel like in general you see people – people like Rihanna – or people who are hospitalised through exhaustion. That’s no way to work. Hard work is fine, but when it puts you in hospital you kind of need a week off. We’re not going to get to that point.”
When asked on what they thought the fans reaction was to their new name, Mutya admitted: “They’re going to call us the Sugababes anyway. Guaranteed.”
You can check out the full interview now.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)