Former FHM High Street Honeyz girl and Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has been through a lot recently. She seems to have gone through a couple of fellas and had a particularly tough time resulting in a spell in rehab. Rather than sit and sulk, the ‘Dating in the Dark’ presenter is going to resume her singing career.
Further evidence if any was needed that Girls Aloud have finished comes in the shape of Harding announcing a solo album. The singer is planning a “very raw, heartfelf” solo debut.
Sarah Harding – who was involved in a holiday bust-up with ex- boyfriend Theo De Vries on New Year’s Day – is taking inspiration from the breakdown of her engagement to DJ Tom Crane in November and her time in rehab for alcoholism and addiction to sleeping pills as she pens lyrics for her debut solo album.
That ever reliable and levelled publication, the Daily Mirror apparently had a source tell them, “Sarah’s been jotting down lyrics and writing songs for the past few months”. “As well as writing about the breakdown of her relationship with Tom, she has detailed her time in therapy, and been pretty explicit about her battles with drink”.
The 30-year-old has already written enough tracks to interest record labels, and her debut could be released as early as late summer this year.
The insider added: “After the year from hell in 2011, she is now desperate just to get back to her first love – music. She’s had a few meetings and is getting a lot of interest from labels but hasn’t decided which one to go with yet.”
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