19 October 2019 00:43
Siobhan, Keisha and Mutya perform at The Ritz, Manchester, in 2013. (Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images) The three original Sugababes have reunited to cover Sweet Female Attitude's 2000 hit single 'Flowers', and the internet has gone into meltdown. It's been six long years since they reformed and dropped the single 'Flatline', but Mutya, Keisha and Siobhán are finally back with new music. "The Garage Classical album is a celebration of an important time in UK music. We grew up in the garage era and 'Flowers' is a timeless classic – the perfect fit," said the Sugababes.
Currently listening to the #Sugababes cover of Flowers that's released midnight. pic.twitter.com/zjFW9RrxzP — Mark Hawkhead (@markhawky) October 17, 2019 The trio will appear on The Graham Norton Show tonight (18 October) to sing 'Flowers' – which is being released on DJ Spoony's new Garage Classical album. I can't believe Sugababes are gonna be singing flowers on BBC One in 2019 pic.twitter.com/2Ly6MT675A — I DON'T KNOW HER (@I_Dont_Know_Her) October 16, 2019 It will be the first time the girl band have done a televised performance in five years. I'm so excited that #sugababes are back but more pleased that the absolute #UKgarage banger #Flowers is back around. Wish I could call my 15-year old council estate shazzy self and tell her this day will come.
Flowers, a cover of the Sweet Female Attitude's dance floor banger, is the the group's first song together since 2013 tune Flatline, which they released under the name Mutya Keisha Siobhan. It comes almost two decades after the band found fame with the release of their Brit Award-nominated debut single Overload in 2000. Mutya, 34, took to Instagram to announce the band's exciting news. The singer told her 75,000 followers: "Thank you for all the support guys we really appreciate the love." (Image: Redferns via Getty Images) The track features on DJ Spoony's Garage Classical album, which sees UK garage music re-imagined using a 36-piece orchestra. Pop favourites Emeli Sande, Lily Allen, Paloma Faith and Gabriele have also lent their talents to the 12-track record.
Siobhan teased fans last year that the group were recording new songs. She hinted that the trio had regained access to be called the Sugababes again and to expect a new album within the next 12 months. To date, Sugababes and their various line-ups have released seven studio albums. Sugababes will make their return to the stage tonight with a pre-recorded performances on The Graham Norton Show. The Graham Norton Show continues on BBC at 10.35pm Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy have regained the right to work as the Sugababes – and released their first music since 2013. The trio, who made up the group's original line-up, lost the right to record and perform under the name after line-up changes. Flowers, a cover of the UK garage classic by Sweet Female Attitude, is their first track since Flatline. It comes 19 years after their Brit Award-nominated debut Overload. (Image: Mutya Buena/Instagram) Buena, 34, confirmed the news on Instagram, saying: "Thank U for all the support guys we really appreciate the love." They performed the song, which appears on DJ Spoony's Garage Classical, on BBC1's The Graham Norton Show. The group has featured a rotating line-up of female vocalists, with former members clashing over ownership of the brand. (Image: Getty Images) (Image: Redferns) Donaghy left in 2001 amid reports of infighting. Former Atomic Kitten singer Heidi Range was announced as Donaghy's replacement. In March 2005, Buena left following the birth of her daughter. She was replaced by Amelle Berrabah, which left Buchanan as the only original Sugababe. Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Emeli Sande and Gabrielle are also among the stars who have lent their vocals to the 12-track record. Last year Donaghy, 35, teased fans about the prospect of new music from the trio. She said to expect a new album within the next 12 months and hinted that the trio had regained the rights to the Sugababes name, which they lost after a number of line-up changes. DJ Spoony with Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena of the Sugababes, performing during the filming for the Graham Norton Show (Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images) Original Sugababes Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy are back together and have unveiled a new track. The song, Flowers, has been released under the trio's name after they regained the right to call themselves the Sugababes. Buena, Buchanan and Donaghy got together in the 90s and were the original Sugababes, but after Donaghy left in 2001 they went through several line-up changes, losing the right to perform and make music under their name along the way. Read more: Mutya Buena teases Sugababes reunion Their new music now appears on DJ Spoony's album Garage Classical, credited as "featuring Sugababes". Buena posted on Instagram: "Ladies.....and..... gents BoyS and Girls FLOWERS is out NOW." "THANK U FOR ALL THE SUPPORT GUYS WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE LOVE." Sugababes burst onto the music scene with their single Overload back in 2000. Donaghy left the group the following year amid rumours of bad blood, and former Atomic Kitten star Heidi Range took over her spot. More changes followed, with both Buena and Buchanan eventually leaving and Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen taking over. When Buchanan departed in 2009 there were no original Sugababes remaining in the group. The original trio eventually got back together under the name Mutya Keisha Siobhan, and it was reported at the time that Buena had applied to get the band's name back. Sugababes More While they did not officially announce that they had reclaimed their name, fans guessed it might be happening this summer when Buena told The Sun they had something in the pipeline. "We're working on new music and have a secret project that should be made public later this year," she teased. Read more: Heidi Range won't let hubby see her naked "Plus we are working on something special for our fans that is coming out for our 20th anniversary."