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post Oct 14 2017, 12:03 PM
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When Mutya left, new member Amelle re-recorded some of the band's tracks from fourth album Taller In More Ways. One of those tracks was Gotta Be You, which was all set to be the next single – until it was ditched in favour of ballad Follow Me Home, which charted in the lower reaches of the Top 40.

The group's last ever 'single', Freedom, was also cancelled despite heavy TV promo (it was used to promote the Nokia N8, lol) and releasing a music video. Instead, it was given away for free on Amazon as a "thank you to fans". We should think so too, after all the stress they put us under with those lineup changes.


Interesting piece from the OCC! I'm sure Gotta Be You was also lined up as the third single instead of Red Dress - I remember Mutya confirming this at one point. There's been quite a few poor decisions made when it comes to their singles... Pity!
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post Oct 14 2017, 01:59 PM
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Rumour has it that the switch of Gotta Be You for Red Dress was the straw that broke the camels back for Mutya. She to this day still hates Red Dress
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post Oct 15 2017, 03:08 PM
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I remember that interview on GMTV! laugh.gif And then they went with Follow Me Home as the fourth... such a bad decision. It lost its meaning without Mutya being involved, and I think that definitely showed in terms of public interest.

I also remember Obsession was apparently lined up as the lead single, right until they came up with Push The Button. Might explain why the remix was (rather randomly) included as part of Red Dress' release.
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post Oct 15 2017, 03:22 PM
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They really should have released Now Your Gone as the final single. It was such a better track to begin with! Plus it had the added advantage of not having being promoted at time of TIMW release as having being partly written for Tahlia.

(The creepy video didn't help)


Yeah! I remember PTB being quite a late recording. Worked out rather well for them in the end laugh.gif
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post Oct 15 2017, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE(5 Silas Frøkner @ Oct 15 2017, 04:22 PM) *
They really should have released Now Your Gone as the final single.


THIS! sleep.gif

Would've been a nice way to showcase Amelle's contribution to what is so clearly not her album. Or they should've went with GBY - somewhat faceless, but a bop nonetheless.
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post Oct 21 2017, 09:36 AM
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Gotta be you would have been the best follow up to red dress love that song wub.gif
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post Oct 21 2017, 02:30 PM
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One Touch was apparently considered as a potential fifth single from One Touch until Siobhan left.

Crash & Burn seemed to be considered as a potential fourth single from Sweet 7 that obviously didn't happen (was featured in promos and from what I remember was also on the sticker). Then there's the mythical Hard post-Freedumb that never materialised.

Man Without Friends / Iodine was considered as a double-A side from Siobhan's Revolution In Me. They also considered releasing Medevac as a third single from Ghosts.
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post Oct 21 2017, 05:26 PM
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'Gotta Be You' is utterly heinous, I'm forever glad that never happened.
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post Oct 23 2017, 09:02 PM
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What happened to that Spiral song with William Orbit? Was that cancelled?
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post Oct 23 2017, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE(tommie @ Oct 21 2017, 03:30 PM) *
Crash & Burn seemed to be considered as a potential fourth single from Sweet 7 that obviously didn't happen (was featured in promos and from what I remember was also on the sticker). Then there's the mythical Hard post-Freedumb that never materialised.


Yep - there's quite a few promos out there with this on it, so it seems like they were testing the waters. Whilst I don't think it would have smashed by any means, and given the disastrous era overall, I still think that Sweet 7 ended very prematurely. Considering the (relative) successes of About A Girl and Wear My Kiss, I think they could've squeezed another Top 40 single in there, and boosted the album sales ever so slightly. I always thought it was silly to release Overloaded with just the one single, too. I know the album sold well regardless (though it deserved more) and they had Walk This Way, but Good To Be Gone was received pretty well, and it could've boosted Amelle's contribution some more.

Mutya was set to release Strung Out at one point as there was a Jeremy Wheatley single mix listed on 365 Artists. I think it was ready to go as second single, but they went with Just A Little Bit instead... Might have been due to the backlash from Amelle's supposed writing credit/it originally being intended for Overloaded.
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post Oct 23 2017, 10:52 PM
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I love strung out, would have been a much better choice than Just A Little Bit. Then again if Song for Mutya wasn't a hit I don't think anything else on that album could have been.
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post Oct 23 2017, 11:34 PM
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Song 4 Mutya would have been a hit had it’s release not been so tragically mishandled and more than 35p spent on its video!!! laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Simon. @ Oct 23 2017, 10:02 PM) *
What happened to that Spiral song with William Orbit? Was that cancelled?

Don’t think it was ever scheduled. As best I can tell it was just an album track and nothing was every released as a single from it. Looks like the album missed the UK top 100. Shame because I absolutely love Spiral
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post Oct 24 2017, 07:33 AM
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Yeah, by all accounts Spiral was never considered as being a single. If anything I think Island would've blocked it.
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post Oct 24 2017, 09:16 AM
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William Orbit doesn’t really seem to be the single releasing type. Most of his LPs don’t have any single releases
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post Oct 25 2017, 09:08 PM
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'Song 4 Mutya' was surely a hit?
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post Oct 25 2017, 09:19 PM
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Kind of. I mean technically yeah it did well but I think everyone was expecting it to be so much bigger and do so much more than it did.
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post Oct 25 2017, 09:44 PM
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It was definitely a hit - just not the MASSIVE hit it deserved to be.

It received such good reviews, but the promo/videos weren't exactly impressive, and I think the release strategy was generally very poor. It should have led the album.


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post Oct 25 2017, 09:49 PM
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honestly. what a mess
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post Oct 25 2017, 09:59 PM
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Unbelievably shit. ohmy.gif

And then the 'alternative' one she clearly filmed in her house... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xpZw3C1Tb8

I tell myself this must have been for Groove Armada's tour visuals or something - surely to God that's not a proper music video.
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