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The Spice Girls Have Released Their First New Song Since 2007

Stewart Perrie

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The Spice Girls Have Released Their First New Song Since 2007

The Spice Girls have a new entry on streaming services for the first time in more than a decade.

The iconic British girl group have honoured the 25th anniversary of their smash hit single 'Wannabe' and have given fans a previously unreleased song.

'Feed Your Love' is on the ballad side of their repertoire and is the first time they've dropped a song since 2007.

Mel B (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Mel C (Sporty Spice), Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and Geri Halliwell [now Horner)] (Ginger Spice) met with songwriters Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins in May 1995 when they were trying to make it big.

They presented the duo 'Feed Your Love' and they loved it.

Watkins recalled meeting the Spice Girls, saying: "They played us a few tracks, which we didn't particularly like. But they played a track called Feed Your Love, that was dark and cool. So we thought, this is OK. We can work with this".

This was the first time they had collaborated with Wilson and Watkins, who were a production duo known as Absolute.

Absolute and the Spice Girls had a rocky start to their professional relationship, with Wilson saying: "When they started to sing it was never quite right: from our point of view. It was very poptastic."

Watkins added: "After two sessions we phoned our managers and said `This just ain't happening´."

However, they stuck around and managed to create the iconic and legendary 'Who Do You Think You Are', which is one of their biggest tracks.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Watkins said: "They wanted to do something up and a bit of fun, so we just off the top of our heads started to come up with a full-on disco backing track which became 'Who Do You Think You Are'.

"Geri would come up with the concept for a song. Typically, she'd sing one line and the girls would pick up on it or we'd pick up on it and construct around it and then Mel C and Emma would be very active.

"They'd really like to sit and sing melodies and go off and come up with little sections."

Wilson also recalled: "The thing is when they wrote it, they were also writing the dance routine, constructing the video, all at the same time as writing the song. And that's when the penny dropped."

They also helped the girl group make 'Say You'll Be There' before attracting the attention of Simon Fuller, who signed the girls to his company 19 Entertainment and helped them release 'Wannabe' the following year.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Spice Girls, Music

Stewart Perrie
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