Year Review 2016: Oh what a year …

Seasons greetings from The Saturdays Fansite. I hope everyone is enjoying time with friends and family and getting into the festive spirit and enjoying yourselves. As you can tell Mollie is getting into the festive spirit and fully endorsing Fascination and their management of the upcoming Steps re-reunion!  It’s a time to enjoy as 2016 has been an eventful year in so many different ways. I’m sure we are all looking back over the last 12 months and thinking … did that really happen?!?

I wasn’t going to bother posting anything but I thought I’d keep this going. It’s been 12 months exactly since I posted the 2015 review. I called that the year of nothing and wrongly predicted that we would have an album out this year. What we have seen a least is Una actually announcing an album which is actually out sooner than we think! Mollie did eventually release a single but due to what we can only assume is big label politics she’s been recording – again! She did perform a new song a few months ago but little has come of that! Vanessa is still recording too, so potentially 2017 has a lot of music coming, just not from The Saturdays! Not to forget the Humes family are expecting their second child too! In s few years The Voice a kids can officially have their mini-Saturdays!

Their official site has been up and down a lot recently, plus the management team are behind the – not to secret – Steps re-reunion for 2017 – too. Which gives me something as many of you know in the 90s I ran a Steps website, which is still online, just as an archive these days!

Ultimately we are still here and going. Hopefully 2017 will give us something more substantial to post and update. I cannot thank you all enough for supporting us though the many years we’ve been online. A lot of you still visit hoping for some exciting news but sadly I’ve not been able to bring it to you yet!

Lets hope 2017 is better for us all!

– Matt


Una’s debut album – The Waiting Game

cover1200x1200We have more progress on the world of solo-Saturdays!

Una’s debut album – The Waiting Game – has a cover, it even has a tracklisting!

iTunes UK seems to keep throwing up an error for me saying it’s not available in the UK store, so this is and Ireland only thing for now?

You can attempt to download the album title song ‘The Waiting Game’ from iTunes now. Depending on your global location you might be able to get it (or not!)

 

The song is available on Apple Musicand it’s also on Spotify

 

 

 

The album tracklising below and is due to be released in 2017.

  1. Battlelines
  2. The Waiting Game
  3. Stay My Love (feat. Sam Palladio)
  4. All You Ever Need Is Love
  5. S.O.S.
  6. Please Don’t Tell Me
  7. Staring at the Moon
  8. Alarm Bells
  9. Craving You
  10. Out the Door
  11. Grow Up Not Old
  12. Angel Like You

Mollie’s debut single – Back To You – Out Now!!

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We all probably thought we’d never see music other than Vanessa with all the delays to Mollie’s and Una’s project, but we can now officially say the the second member of The Saturdays now has solo music out!

Mollie’s debut single ‘Back To You’ is now available to buy.

You can download and stream the track via iTunesGoogle Play and Amazon Digital now.

Remember the UK charts now heavily rely on streaming points rather than sales. So once you have downloaded it head back to your favourite streaming provider, this means Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Youtube (Official accounts!) and stream their streaming version, rather than hitting replay on the one you purchases. Every 100 streams = 1 sale.


PJ Interview with Mollie

Seems Mollie had a press day on Tuesday, DigitalSpy are touting an interview which is going up today too but lets start with the PopJustice Interview.

You can read the entire thing on PJ but a few picks:

But obviously there is a part of me that’s nervous, because when you come out of a successful girlband—

Or The Saturdays…
SHUT UP! Anyway, when you’re in that situation you know there are eyes watching. I’m not silly, I know people in general are very quick to go “THIS IS A FLOP” and that you have to get the first single right. So I wanted to come out with something I genuinely thought was a great song. So that whatever the outcome, I could still be proud of it. But the responses yesterday seemed to suggest it was going down well.

PJ: When I saw you’d signed a solo deal I did wonder if it would be one of those things where a label chucks thirty grand at an artist and hopes for the best. But looking at the video it feels like Island are taking this quite seriously.

It’s hugely flattering that they wanted to sign me. I had an offer from Sony as well, so I was in a really fortunate position and I felt very lucky, but Island seemed so excited by it, and they didn’t have anything similar to me here. So it felt like I was helping them put a puzzle together.

Was it a writing camp for Mollie, or was it a general thing?

It was part of a general thing — everyone was in there writing different things. Some sessions had writers in writing songs to pitch out, Kesha was there doing her album, I was there doing mine… I was working with people like James Newman, Taylor Parks who’s written loads for Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony, I was going in and out of studios working with people I’d never had the opportunity to work with in the past.

Mollie’s debut single Back To You is out at midnight tonight, the video is out tomorrow, we will be at TwitterHQ for its play with Mollie herself. If we can ask any questions we shall try!


Mollie teases new single Back To You

Did we expect this?

An very much on tread, slow (electro) pop song? Video with a storyline? … Roll on Friday we say!

Mollie for Bizarre

Mollie for Bizarre

We agree Mollie, we might need to cool down after this one!

Speaking to The Sun, Mollie spoke about her new single:
“Back To You is a very personal song to me. A lot of my writing inspiration has come from what I’ve been through over the last couple of years. The song is about a relationship that you know isn’t working but keep going back to them because you love them.
It is about a relationship I had that was in the public eye, but I’ve said everything I want to say about it in the lyrics to the song. Writing the song was actually a cathartic experience, as it allowed me to say everything I was feeling at that time about the situation.
When I first started writing songs for my solo record, I was writing Saturdays style bangers, but one day in the studio I decided to write something that was personal to me and how I was really feeling.”