We’ll be honest with you – we were a little concerned when everything went quiet in the Saturdays camp post-‘Ego’, but with Girls Aloud on shaky ground and Sugababes M.I.A., we’re pleased to see Frankie, Mollie, Rochelle, Una and Vanessa picking up the slack. Back with the stomping electropop ballad ‘Missing You’ and mini-album Headlines!, the girls are firmly positioning themselves to pinch the crown for ‘Britain’s Top Girlband’. But first, can they score that elusive No.1 hit? We gave Mollie a call to find out if they’re feeling confident.
Are you enjoying performing the new single?
“I love this single and I love the dance routine! You know what we’re like – even though it’s a ballad we still wanted to have a dance. Thankfully it’s got a trancey beat which lends itself to a bit of a routine. We actually performed the track’s club remix on Alan Carr’s show the other day.”
Does that mean you have to do the routine faster?
“It does! It’s already quite complicated so that was… interesting! So much fun though.”
What’s the response to the single been like?
“We’re really pleased with the response it’s had. Whenever we put a single out, we get a sense in the first couple of weeks how people are responding to it, and this seems to be the best yet. The radio stations are loving it and the fans seem to be as well. It’s sort of a new direction for us, but not so much as to alienate our fans. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the album.”
Are you hoping for a number one with this single?
“Honestly? Yes I am, but only for my parents and grandparents because it would be nice to tell them we have a number one. We’ve done other stuff that’s absolutely amazing, but it doesn’t seem to mean anything to your granny unless you can tell her you’ve had a number one. A number one is something she can understand.”