The Saturdays: Interview from Digital Spy

The Saturdays

They’ve racked up three top ten hits since July, their debut album‘s gone gold and they’ve even made the cover of FHM – nice… well… everything, girls! Now The Saturdays are taking on their biggest challenge yet, releasing a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ in aid of Comic Relief. Could it become their first number one hit? We hooked up with the girls to find out if they’re feeling confident.

When did you find out you’d be doing the Comic Relief single?
Una: “Probably about four or five weeks ago.”
Vanessa: “Our management really just sprung it on us.”
Frankie: “They wound us up with it too. They were like, ‘Oh by the way, you’re not going to be doing your next single as planned. A lot of things are going on at the minute and it’s not really the right time… but you will be doing the Comic Relief single.'”

What made you want to cover ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’? Were any other songs in the running?
Mollie: “It was the first song suggested and we all took to it straight away. We could instantly hear that we could make it sound like us and something that would be on our album. We didn’t want to be doing a cover that didn’t represent us at all. I think we’ve managed to keep it in our sound.”
Rochelle: “And the video, much as it’s a bit of fun for Comic Relief, is just so Saturdays as well.”

The last nine Comic Relief singles have all gone to number one. How does that make you feel?
Vanessa: “Scared! You kinda feel, ‘What if we don’t? What will people think?’ We want to make as much money as we can for charity at the end of the day.”
Frankie: “If it doesn’t make number one, it will be the public who didn’t do it. We’re doing as much as we can so it’s up to them now.”
Rochelle: “We’re feeling hopeful. We know we’ve got a good song, we know we’ve got a good video and we know we’re working hard.”

What’s your favourite Comic Relief single from years past?
All: “Spice Girls!”
Mollie: “Definitely ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ – what a tune! I liked the Girls Aloud/Sugababes song too. I always think of Nicola’s hair when I think of that song because she had really good hair in the video. It was a really cool shade of red.”

Will you be reissuing your album to include ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’?
Una: “No, there’s no plans to do that at the moment.”

Will there be another single from the album?
Frankie: “Yes there will be, but we can’t say what.”
Vanessa: “It was only ever a rumour that ‘Work’ was going to be a single. It could be the next single, but it could not be. All the songs on the album that haven’t been released yet are in the running at the moment.”

Will you be releasing another album before the end of the year?
Vanessa: “Yes, we’ve already started writing for the second album.”
Mollie: “Actually, we’ve recorded one or two tracks for it already. Well, we’ve demoed them anyway.”
Una: “We’ve blocked time aside for the new album in the near future and we’re really looking forward to getting on with it.”

Is it too early to say what sort of direction the album’s going in?
Rochelle: “It’s still us, but I’m guessing it’s going to be a bit more personal.”
Una: “Slightly more mature-sounding I suppose, but we really know what our sound is now.”
Frankie: “We’re planning to write quite a lot of songs for the album, but we won’t be turning down good songs just because we didn’t write them. We want the album to be the best it can.”

It’s also been reported that you’re hoping to crack America. Is there any truth to these rumours?
Una: “Yes! We’re planning to go over to America at some point this year and maybe do a couple of weeks out there.”
Mollie: “Some of our songs have already been played on the radio over there, but we haven’t been over yet. You know, we really want to focus on the UK at the moment. We’re not a household name or anything so we don’t want to jet off before we’ve even established ourselves here. This is our home and we love it here.”

You recently did a shoot for FHM. How did you find it?
Mollie: “Daunting. We were like, ‘Oh God, are we just going to be getting our kit off?”
Vanessa: “We didn’t want that. We didn’t want to take all of our clothes off straight away… I don’t mean it like that! I mean, if you look at the the pictures, they’re not actually that different to what we normally wear. We’re all in tops or dresses.”
Una: “None of us wore anything we were uncomfortable in. We all had in a say in what we wore so it was fine.”
Frankie: “We probably wore less in the new video!”

Finally, a hot pop topic of our times – what do you think of Lady GaGa?
Vanessa: “She’s an absolute star and I love her single.”
Frankie: “I like her, but I wouldn’t necessarily buy her album. I nicked it from a mate actually.”
Una: “I bet she finds it easy to walk down the street without getting recognised. When she’s dressed down and not wearing that hair-piece, you wouldn’t know who she is. She could probably have a great private life.”
Rochelle: “What the hell would she look like when she’s not all done up? I’d honestly have no idea.”
Mollie: “It’s the same with Katy Perry I think…”
Rochelle: “Yeah, but she doesn’t have a bow made out of hair and stuff. And she doesn’t wear fannypacks all the time.”

The Saturdays release ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ on March 2.

Source: DigitalSpy

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