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Original Sugababes discuss reunion

By | Published on Monday 23 July 2012

Mutya Keisha Siobhan

The one true Sugababes (if original line-ups define truth) have been discussing their much talked about reunion with Popjustice, which has also confirmed rumours circulating last week that the trio – Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy – will circumvent any trademark battle with the current incarnation of the Babes by performing under a not especially catchy new moniker consisting of their first names, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, in that exact order.

Mutya Keisha Siobhan, of course, first formed the Babes in 1998, only for Donaghy to leave two years later (before the hits began) to be replaced by still-a-Sugababe singer Heidi Range. Having last sung together as a group when they were just 16, a now 28 year-old Donaghy told Popjustice’s Peter Robinson what it was like to record their first post-hiatus harmonies: “You never know if that magic is still going to be there. If it’s not going to be as magical as the first time around you don’t really want to do it, do you? [But] the minute we sang together, we looked at each other, and we knew. It just worked”.

She adds: “For me, it’s the first time in years that I’ve been excited about even attempting a music project. I’m super-excited”.

Asked how it felt to be unceremoniously sacked from the Sugababes’ ever-changing line-up in 2009, Keisha Buchanan added: “When everyone else found out I wasn’t in the group, is pretty much when I found out. To be honest with you I was very hurt and disappointed, and I did feel betrayed by the whole thing. But I feel like when you don’t forgive people and when you’re very bitter, it’s not really doing anything for you. But I’m in a great place, and that’s all I care about. Onwards and upwards”.

You can read the Popjustice interview, which includes mentions of two new Mutya Keisha Siobhan tracks entitled ‘Too In Love’ and ‘Love Me Hard’, here.