Girls Aloud - What Will the Neighbours Say? + Album Re-issues

I can’t find the Threads video on Youtube anymore.

The EP isn't on streaming and the video has been taken down everywhere too. You can still watch here though:



It's great to see the single doing so well! I always wanted more Sarah solo music. I always really liked the "Threads" EP. Can't believe it's #2 - wonderful to see people getting behind her at last. The lyrics for "Live Before I Die" are so poignant now but also empowering and defiant!
 
There's very little about her solo music in the book. She briefly mentions recording with Xenomania (and other producers) for a solo project, but everything was put on hold when she entered rehab in 2011. After that she struggled to move things forward, because of the negative perception people had towards her. I was a bit disappointed that all the other solo music stuff was ignored e.g. Threads, the 2014 showcase, looking for a record deal after Girls Aloud, working with Richard X etc.

I would have liked to hear more about Girls Aloud's music too, particularly the recording process with Xenomania. I love hearing all that stuff. But aside from that slight criticism, it was a very enjoyable read. There was lots of stuff I didn't know about Sarah (e.g. her ADHD, being sent to boarding school at a young age, feeling like an outsider during the early days in Girls Aloud) which give me a much better understanding of her as a person. Nadine's chapter was particularly touching. I also loved all the Sarah and Nadine anecdotes, like the flight to New Zealand and getting drunk in Moscow.
 
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I hate bragging about stuff in general but for this one, I’m really proud. I got the amazing chance to design the artwork and lyric video for the Sarah release and it’s been absolutely emotional all the way through - from getting it commissioned, to submitting it and getting positive feedback.

Girls Aloud have been such an important part of my life, not just musically but from the perspective of working as a graphic designer with music. I’ve studied the Girls Aloud packaging, design consistency and art direction for as long as I remember. Designing for one of my pop heroes, one of the reasons why I became fascinated with music + visual, is truly a full circle moment. I hope everyone enjoys the finished product.

I can’t believe I worked for a Girls Aloud girl, girls!!!!!


Congrats on having such a unique opportunity! You did great, and you should be proud of that. Much much love.
 
Does anyone know what happened re. Sarah’s solo career? As far as I know she was the only GA member not to sign to a major for an album and I always thought it was quite odd especially given how much she shone on the last Out Of Control album before the hiatus
Does she mention it in her book? Trying to source a copy! The song is a bop and I’ve always loved Threads. Hope we get some more of her stuff.
She skips through it really quickly in the book, basically, whenever she made progress with her music her personal life got in the way, she did an album or so with Xenomania but she couldn't get it out because no one wanted to get behind her as she'd recently gone to rehab

I would have liked to hear more about Girls Aloud's music too, particularly the recording process with Xenomania. I love hearing all that stuff. But aside from that slight criticism, it was a very enjoyable read. There was lots of stuff I didn't know about Sarah (e.g. her ADHD, being sent to boarding school at a young age, feeling like an outsider during the early days in Girls Aloud) which give me a much better understanding of her as a person. Nadine's chapter was particularly touching. I also loved all the Sarah and Nadine anecdotes, like the flight to New Zealand and getting drunk in Moscow.
After I finished I did feel like she had two or three books worth of content in there, I was a bit surprised that everything around the 2012 reunion was just a paragraph.. Obviously, she's limited with time so it had to be this way.
 
Just rewatched the Tangled Up Tour on DVD and just started on the Out of Control Tour DVD.
If I have one regret in life, it will be not seeing the Tangled Up Tour in person. For that entrance alone.

If circumstances were different, what with Sarah’s diagnosis and the global pandemic, I’d want a Girls Aloud reunion tomorrow please.
 
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