2008-2009: Chasing Lights
The Saturdays are signed to Fascination Records, a sub-label of Polydor Records. Their album, Chasing Lights, was recorded during May and June 2008 with input from multiple producers and writers, including Ina Wroldsen and Alex Cartana. The group supported Girls Aloud on their Tangled Up Tour before the release of their first single, “If This Is Love”. The single was released in July 2008 and peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.
The second single, “Up”, was released in October 2008 and peaked at number 5. Also in October, the album Chasing Lights was released to generally mixed reviews. The album peaked at number 9 on the UK Albums Chart. The third single, “Issues”, was released in January 2009 and reached number four.
As well as supporting Girls Aloud, The Saturdays also supported The Jonas Brothers at their Hammersmith Apollo gig on 11 September. They also played at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball at the The O2 Arena in December. On 5 November they performed at Perez Hilton’s One Night In Liverpool. And played at Cardiff’s Gay Pride event. On the Christmas 2008 special of British Nickelodeon show Ross Lee’s Ghoulies, The Saturdays made a special appearance. They also guest starred in Hollyoaks Later on 18 September 2008 and on a short BBC show called myths. In December 2008 The Saturdays performed in Barnsley, as part of their Christmas lights switch on.
In January, the group released their fourth single, a cover of the Depeche Mode song “Just Can’t Get Enough”. It was released as one of the official Comic Relief 2009 singles, released on digital sales, 1 March, and on physical sales, 2 March. On 8 March 2009, the single peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, just behind Flo Rida’s single Right Round, making this the first Comic Relief single not to reach number one since 1994. However, this is the band’s best selling single to date and their highest charting single. The song also was the girl’s third consecutive top twenty hit in Ireland, breaking into the top ten at number 9 in its second week of release, giving them their first top ten single and their first top ten appearance in a foreign music market.
The group have also confirmed that they will be doing their own tour in 2009 - “The Work Tour”, which will coincide with the release of their fifth single, “Work”. The single ended up peaking in the UK outside of the top twenty at #22, making “Work” the band’s lowest charting single. The single is not in the UK Top 40 as of 2 August 2009.
2009: Upcoming second album
According to interviews a second studio album will be released before the end of 2009. The girls have stated that the song-writing will be more mature and that they are working with producers that have worked with artists such as Rihanna.
On their 2009 Work Tour they sang two songs from the album - “Wordshaker” and “One Shot”. Other rumoured songs on the album are - “No One”, “Baby Baby”, “Denial”, “Open Up”, “Deeper” and “Can’t Pull Me Back”. The first single from their second album is called Forever is Over. The music video for ‘Forever is Over’ was shot on July 29 2009.
It was revealed at the iTunes Festival the album is expected for release in October.
Baby Baby (Larossi, Rhomdhane, Wroldsen)
Deeper (Healy, King, Sandford, White, Wiseman, Wroldsen)
Denial (Braide, Wroldsen)
No One (Eriksen, Wroldsen)
One Shot (Kreuger, Magnusson, Wroldsen)
Wordshaker (Eriksen, Wroldsen)
Forever Is Over (Watters, Biancaniello, Bourne)
Edited by favlaxmi on 10 Aug 2009, 18:43
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