Pop the Question With the Saturdays
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British invasion is in full swing, and the next artist to breakthrough in the U.S. are svelte girl-group the Saturdays. Last month they made a trip to the States to partake in New York Fashion week, walk the red carpet at the MTV VMAs, and ink a deal with Island Def Jam. But they also visited the PopCrush office to talk about their upcoming U.S. debut album and their next single, as well as try their aim in a game of Pop the Question.
Can we just say that these girls are not only drop-dead gorgeous but absolutely adorable – especially when they are throwing darts! We actually felt a bit guilty that we made Frankie Sandford and Mollie King partake in the game once we found out they both are terrified of the popping sound — so don’t be alarmed if you hear a lot of squeals!
Vanessa White was first up, her aim dead-on the first throw. She spilled to us the three things she looks for in a guy. What else did we learn about these gals? Una Healey always gets a plethora of local tea bags from fans when they’re on the road (which she adds is a “lovely gift”); Frankie chews the inside of her mouth when she’s nervous and stressed; Molly chats about the quintent’s odd dinner date with David Hasselholf; and Rochelle Humes shows us her cheesiest dance move, which involves flailing her arms.
Before all the hilarious squealing and commotion, the Saturdays sat down to talk to us about what’s in store for their yet-to-be titled album. Their first single ‘What About Us’ – featuring reggae artist Sean Paul — will make its way to radio airwaves in January, a song that they performed for the first time at Perez Hilton’s MTV VMA after-party. “We were so scared,” admits Frankie, being that it was also their first performance in the States. They also talked about the treatment for the single’s music video, which is “laid back — it’s the five of us just having fun in L.A., and then we go over to a baseball field.”
The album is far from completion, but already they’ve been working with producers the Jam and heavyweights like Dianne Warren and Rodney Jerkins. One song they’re absolutely in love with that they hope makes the album? ‘Leave the Light On’ – which is produced by the Jam. “It’s a ballad with a beat behind it as well,” they stated.
“Next year is going to be a good year for us,” Rochelle admits. “We obviously can’t say too much about it but it’s going to be so exciting. We’ve got so much in the pipeline.”