Ginger, Baby and Scary are going it alone.
Yesterday (July 7) marked 20 years to the day since the Spice Girls’ era-defining single ‘Wannabe’ was released, and to mark the occasion the group announced they’re giving their fans the reunion they’ve been craving since the last time they got back together. Sort of.
The Spice Girls are no longer five, but a three-piece made up of Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton. They also have the sort of name you’d expect from one of the haunted legacy acts you see on ITV reality show The Big Reunion: GEM.
In a video to their fans posted on their new website, the trio revealed their new line-up and promised a huge party next year to celebrate their 20th anniversary with full details arriving soon.
“You’ve stood by us for 20 years, and we want to say a big thank you,” Horner says in the video.
“And we want to celebrate and have a party. And when we do, you’re all invited,” says Brown.
It was reported by The Sun yesterday that the Spice Girls were planning a reunion concert in London’s Hyde Park in 2017, but as yet there’s no sign of Mel C or Victoria Beckham.
As BBC News reports, music producer Eliot Kennedy, who has worked with the Spice Girls in the past, confirmed on ITV’s Good Morning Britain that Bunton, Brown and Horner have been working on new music as a trio.
“We have been in the studio, with just three of them – Mel B and Geri and Emma – and we had a fantastic couple of days,” he said. “We wrote a brilliant song and the energy was exactly like it was 20 years ago, just as enthusiastic, just as much to say, just as much to celebrate.
“I think they have something to do with way female artists are perceived in the pop charts nowadays, I think they’ve had a massive effect on pop music and pop culture, so it’s a good time to celebrate.”
Let us know when Mel C’s involved and then we’ll talk.