Photo credit: Leigh Keily
Release Date: 26 July 2023
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The British band, S Club (now consisting of Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, and Bradley McIntosh) released their single These Are The Days early last week.
The song was initially pitched to the band during their early noughties run (1999-2003) but remained unreleased.
Originally, the song was penned by Simon Ellis (known for his hits with S Club 7 including “Don’t Stop Movin'”) and his wife Johanne Ellis. Earlier this year, additional verses were written by Madison Love and Emile Ghantous to be recorded by Simon Fuller’s band multi-national band Now United.
Cathy Dennis (known for her hits with S Club and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head“) came in and wrote additional verses to be featured on S Club’s version, which was released as a tribute to their bandmate Paul Cattermole who passed away earlier this year.
Following the release, the song has continued to chart within the iTunes charts around the world, including at one point in the lower 100s of the US iTunes charts!
“These Are The Days” features an optimistic tone in the same vein as their previous single “Say Goodbye” (also penned by Cathy Dennis). It is a classically traditional S Club song featuring vocals from the remaining five band members.
S Club will be touring the United Kingdom this fall in their ‘Good Times’ tour, named after the song from their 2001 album ‘Sunshine’ led by the late Paul Cattermole. They have announced in a string of interviews that there are additional plans following the tour, into next year, including teaming up with a charity for Heart Research.
S Club is set to appear on BBC’s ‘This Morning’ on 31 July 2023 to continue promotion for the single!