By Justin Myers
The original Sugababes are in LA filming the video for their comeback track.It’s the reunion that nobody thought would ever happen, then it was announced and then nothing. But now, the Mutya Keisha Siobhan comeback is well underway, as the girls have released a video for their kind-of-debut single Flatline.
The former Sugababes have been posting pics of themselves in LA, where they are filming the official video for the single. Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan are also gearing up for their first live shows together in over 11 years – they’re playing London’s Scala on August 1.
Chatting to Billboard, the group – jokingly referred to as the ‘Origibabes’ by some fans ¬– revealed they have written a song with Sia for the album, which is currently slated for release in early 2014.
Flatline is released on September 1. Watch the lyric video:
Chart FactsAs the original incarnation of the Sugababes, Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan had four Top 40 hits on the Official Singles Chart. Their biggest was Overload, which hit Number 6 in 2000 and sold 165,000 copies. The last time the three of them were in the charts together was with Soul Sound in July 2001 – it reached Number 30.
Post-Siobhan, Mutya and Keisha (was joined by Heidi - JEF) went on to have ten Top 40 hits together, including four Number 1s: Freak Like Me, Round Round and Push The Button. Push The Button was the biggest hit for this line-up, spending three weeks at the top and selling 460,000 copies.
It was Mutya’s turn to leave the nest at this point, making Keisha the sole original Sugababe, alongside Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah. This incarnation would also have ten Top 40 singles together and actually scored the biggest suga-hit – About You Now was Number 1 for four weeks in 2007 and has sold over 520,000 copies.
The Keisha-free version of Sugababes have since managed two Top 10 hits. Their last appearance on the Official Singles Chart was with Wear My Kiss, a Number 7 hit in March 2010.