Nadine Coyle – ‘Insatiable’
Cheryl Cole’s solo career is going from strength to strength, and she’s still loved throughout Britain and Ireland. She’s done all this without having great songs. In fact, only one of her songs to date has been a standout: ‘Fight For This Love’. Now a second member of Girls Aloud is trying a solo career. This time it’s Nadine “Linda, I’d never lie to you” Coyle, the Derry-born singer who first came to our attention on the Irish version of Popstars which led to pop-band Six. It was a lucky escape for Nadine, as she instead went on to join the true winners of the UK show Popstars: The Rivals, and have a whole host of number 1 and top 10 hits with Girls Aloud.
Nadine was always considered the best singer – the worst in interviews – but the best singer, and here she has teamed up with noted songsmith Guy Chambers to release her debut single, the title track from her album. Oh and she’s lost her surname too. For all his success with Robbie Williams, and with other Irish singers such as Katie Melua and Bryan McFadden, this is not one of Chambers’ finest songs. It’s a repetitive, empty ditty, and worst of all, it doesn’t even have a powerful, or particularly memorable chorus.
Don’t get me wrong, Nadine can definitely sing. We all know that, but with material this shallow, it’s obvious why no-one other than Tesco is stocking her upcoming debut album. In interviews, Nadine said she “knew the song was going to be a hit” because it’s “catchy” and “sexy”. How she sees or hears either in the song I don’t know. It’s a bland attempt at an edgier guitar-driven sound that feels forced and too meticulously fabricated – I suppose we really shouldn’t expect anything else from someone who has starred in two reality TV shows.
The single comes out on Monday in the UK. I don’t expect you to buy it. Or to be rushing down to Tesco to buy the album the following week.