Review of Flatline by MKS
Most of you may not be aware of MKS. No they aren’t the Milton Keynes Skittles club. MKS stands for Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan, now do those names sound familiar? Well they should, because this is the original line-up from girl group Sugababes. Yes there has been controversy with the girls, their name and apparently legal battles, but you know what? Who cares? They are back with their comeback single ‘Flatline‘.
Well it was almost a year ago to the day that we first announced the MKS comeback.
Each girl tried to do their own thing after leaving the group, with perhaps Mutya being the most successful. However, with all of them, the Sugababes still seemed to be a backdrop to their careers. With that in mind it seems only right that they have reformed. But is ‘Flatline‘ any good, or is it just another of those desperate comebacks from former pop groups?
Well the sound from the girls is different from what you may be used to. The production is more subtle than the early stuff and there is a real musical backdrop to the whole thing. In terms of the vocals, there seems to be a great balance to them and nobody feels like they are trying to prove themselves or over sing. This is not something you can say for all girl groups. ‘Flatline‘ has a much more measured and mature feel to it. Rather than trying to replicate their former sound, they seem to have recognised their fans have grown up and this track reflects that.
The track is quite catchy and as a killer pop hook in the middle. Whilst it doesn’t blow you away on the first listen, I suggest you give it a chance. As I said the pop hook is there and the vocals are quality. You will definitely grow to like this.
Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan ‘Flatline‘ is a triumph. The girls are back. Just need to get used to calling them MKS now.