Samantha Mumba Says Her Comeba...

Celeb

Samantha Mumba Says Her Comeback Single Sounds "Different"

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

08:00 27 Nov 2020


Share this article


20 years after she first blew up the charts with her debut hit Gotta Tell You, Samantha Mumba is releasing new music.

Cool is the first single off her upcoming album, which she has described as "sexy", "different" and "more adult".

Speaking to Rebecca and Brendan on 98FM's Big Breakfast, the Drumcondra singer said she wanted to release a song that broke away from traditional song-writing.

Cool "doesn't follow the mould of verse, chorus, bridge", she explained.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Samantha Mumba (@samanthamumba)

Billboard named Gotta Tell You one of the Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century. Samantha admits listening back to her debut hit is "like reading an old diary".

Mumba has been working on her new album since 2018. She says the record "is where I'm at now. I'm an adult, a woman, a wife, a mother". "This is a little bit sexier, a little bit more fun".

When asked why she took such a long break from music she said "for a long time I think a part of me liked the idea of just leaving things how they had been, rather than doing something and it not work".

"I'm a Capricorn, so a complete overthinker. I think of ten reasons why something would go wrong rather than right".

Samantha described the music industry when she was first out as "very different" to now, and admitted she is "very excited" to now be working under her own label.

When asked about female Irish singers she's keeping her eye on from LA, Mumba quickly name-checks Soulé and Erica Cody.

Mumba normally comes home to Dublin four to five times a year, planning to stay for two weeks and "ending up staying two months".

Only managing one short trip home for her mother's birthday this year, Samantha described 2020 as "a tough one".

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Samantha Mumba (@samanthamumba)

Apart from friends and family, Mumba says she mostly misses Kearns' sausages, a trip to Penneys and spice bags.

"I'm such a classy girl", she says with a deep laugh.

Cool, the first single from Samantha Mumba's upcoming album, is available to stream and download now.

Check out Samantha's full chat with Rebecca and Brendan from 98FM's Big Breakfast below:

 

 

 


Share this article


Read more about

Cool New Music Samantha Mumba

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on