Alright, so maybe they didn’t come up with the most inspired choice for a band name (though it was pretty succinct!), nor the most original cover image and yes, perhaps they did make their fans wait just a little too long before releasing it (two months – resulting in a disastrous chart position), but there’s no denying that the Origibabes (that’d be Mutya Keisha Siobhan to the chart historians) came back with one hell of a pop song in 2013.
Yes, it might have all gone downhill way too quickly (and we’re sure they’re already busily planning their evil next move), but ‘Flatline’ was incredibly impressive and deserved way more attention than it received. Naturally, bloggers and music sites the world over sang its praises, including us;
“The Dev Hynes-produced pop gem is nothing short of spectacular, melding the trio’s vocals together seamlessly into a future-pop nugget that, despite an almost two month wait for it to drop at retail in the UK, ought to be a hit.”
It was so fab to hear the girls together again; Siobhan’s vocals in the bridge in particular were a highlight for us; delicate, poised, sublime.
It’s been a big ol’ countdown, so here ’tis… it’s our favourite – and therefore No.1 – pop single of the year for 2013… Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s fabulous ‘Flatline’.