Girls Aloud. Are. Back. To mark the girls’ 10 year anniversary GA have returned with new song ‘Something New’ – the best pop song since Girls Aloud last released a pop song. ‘Something New’ is taken from Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley’s upcoming Greatest Hits which is set to feature 4 new songs and be in stores before Christmas. We’ve also heard from a reliable source that the girls will soon announce 2013 tour dates. The ‘Something New’ video will be on YouTube this Friday 19th October 2012.
And the song?
Well it features soaring chanted riffs over Calvin Harris style beats and is a gentle evolution from their previous sound without tearing up the rule book; which is a shame as rule-book tearing is top of the Girls Aloud CV. Though it lacks the charming lyrical turns-of-phrase of the band’s brightest moments, the song thumps, wallops and chants through 320 near-perfect seconds of girl group genius – with more memorable moments than an average pop star’s first three albums. And though it’s not their best song, it’s a fitting tribute to one of the greatest groups these shores have ever seen and despite its imperfections is a definite 5 out of 5 affair. Welcome back girls.