Girls Aloud are primed for comeback after over a decade apart, and social media has lost it
According to inside sources, British-Irish pop sensation Girls Aloud have come together in North London for a clandestine music video shoot, reports of which are generating much interest across the isles from fans and press.
With members of the girl group donning superhero capes in the style of WonderWoman, the film-clip and the as-yet-unreleased single it accompanies are set to pay tribute to late member Sarah Harding, who died of breast cancer in 2021.
Formed in 2002 on the reality competition series Popstars: The Rivals, Girls Aloud are regularly touted as a defining act of the noughties by British media, having domestically earnt four number-one singles and a further seventeen top-tens in their decade as an outfit.
“Not since ABBA and Michael Jackson has pure pop been so unanimously praised,” declared The Times in 2010. The quintet disbanded following their sixth and final tour Ten: The Hits Tour in 2013, which itself was a reunion after a four-year hiatus.
After ten years void of any collective activity, reports began circulating on Wednesday that Girls Aloud have “got a single and a video in the can, plans for a full record of new music, and for the fans the most exciting thing will be a massive reunion tour in 2024” – sure to constitute a spectacular comeback.
The reunion will mark the girls’ first release and tour without Sarah Harding, whose September 2021 death was preceded by the publishing of her memoir Hear Me Out, which chronicles her life, career, and terminal diagnosis.
The remaining four members made an appearance in late 2022 at a charity gala to honour Sarah, photos of which were captioned “After an intensely emotional (& quite stressful) year of planning & organisation we managed to fulfil our last promise to Sarah” by bandmate Cheryl Cole on Instagram.
Rumours are already bubbling of a performance at next year’s Glastonbury Music Festival, but have yet to be confirmed.