Her First Album Since 2006
British Pop Star and Spice Girls member, Emma Bunton has released a new solo album entitled My Happy Place. It features hits like Baby Please Don’t Stop and Too Many Teardrops. The overall themes are Love, Life and pay homage to classic hits from the 70s to the 90s.
The music in this album is similar to classic Brit Pop incl, especially Spice Girls. There are two original songs for Emma Bunton, and the rest is covers of popular hits. There are two covers with which she has her musical take on the original tunes. The two songs are Don’t Call Me Baby, and I Only Want to Be with You. In both cases, the music has a slow beat. It changes the mood of the songs. The original version of Don’t Call Me Baby (performed by Anastasia) has a faster rhythm that is suitable for dancing. Emma Bunton sings it differently in that she emphasizes the lyrics expressing confidence and assertiveness. I Only Want to Be with You has a romantic beat that’s ideal for slow dancing. The songs for which the beat parallels to the original versions are Emotions (Bee Gees), 2 Become 1 (Spice Girls) , Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison), I Wish I Could Have Love You More (Candie Payne), You’re All I Need to Get By (Ashford & Simpson) and Come Away With Me (Norah Jones). While there are parallels, Emma Bunton incorporates her musical style in these songs.
There are two original songs Baby Please Don’t Stop, and Too Many Teardrops have a similar musical composition that reminds me of the classic hits by the Spice Girls. “Baby Please Don’t Stop” has a rhythm that’s similar to the Spices Girls hits Say You’ll Be There and If You Can’t Dance. “Too Many Teardrops” is similar to Spice Girls’ Who Do You Think You Are and Viva Forever from the 90s/2000s. However, this tune has a slightly faster beat than Viva Forever, but slower than the song Who Do You Think You Are.
Emma Bunton’s voice is beautiful, soft and has a slightly high-pitch voice, without being intense. She captures the mood of each song perfectly. Her voice sounds just as incredible as when she started with the Spice Girls in the late 90s.
The lyrics of Emma Bunton’s tunes Baby Please Don’t Stop, and Too Many Teardrops have an incredible poetic structure. “Baby Please Don’t Stop” is romantic and sweet, even cute. The song Too Many Teardrops is about heartbreak, but with a happy ending because it’s about moving on from a relationship that didn’t work out. Although Emma Bunton hadn’t written the songs she covered, there’s a personal twist where she talks to her children or they talk to their parents in the beginning. There are two examples where this happens: You’re All I Need to Get By and Here Comes the Sun. The way Emma Bunton sings the songs, it is as though they were hers, which is quite impressive.
The album My Happy Place is now available. Enjoy!