Spice Girls’ songwriter claims there are more unreleased tracks in the archives which band MAY release following recent success of 1996 demo Feed Your Love
They are arguably the biggest girl group in history.
And the Spice Girls’ songwriter and producer Biff Stannard recently admitted there are still more unreleased tracks from the super group in the archives.
It comes after their 1996 demo Feed Your Love was released last week for the 25th anniversary of their iconic debut single Wannabe.
More to come? The Spice Girls’ songwriter Biff Stannard, 55, admitted on Instagram Live that there are still more unreleased tracks in the archives (stock image of the band)
Behind the scenes: Richard “Biff” Stannard and Matthew Rowe (Writers of Wannabe – Spice Girls) – pictured in 1997
Speaking during an Instagram Live, the 55-year-old said: ‘There are other demos, I know that’s a big question you all want to know.’
The songwriter, who worked with the star-studded girl group on huge hits like Spice Up Your Life and 2 Become 1, is now trying to convince the band to release more of their unheard tracks.
‘The decision about other demos isn’t mine, but there are other demos and there’s stuff going on. But I can’t confirm,’ Stannard revealed.
Exciting times: Stannard is trying to convince the band to release more of their unheard tracks. Pictured: Geri Horner, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C in 1997
‘I’d like the other demo releases to happen too, of course I would. You’ve got to remember that there’s five girls — it’s their decision, it’s not mine. I’m just part of it.’
‘I can ask them and do puppy dog eyes but it’s their decision at the end of the day. They’ve had control from the very beginning so they will decide as a group,’ he said.
Band members Emma Bunton, 45, Melanie C, 47, Geri Horner, 48, Mel B, 46 and Victoria Beckham, 47, are yet to make a decision.
However, Biff weighed in on fan favourite song: W.O.M.A.N. – which they played live in 1999 but never released in full.
He suggested this track could see the light of day for the anniversary of third album ‘Forever’.
Their third studio release originally came out in 2000, and the popular unreleased track was also originally penned for that record.
He added: ‘If ‘W.O.M.A.N.’ was going to be done, it wouldn’t be now, because it wasn’t for the first album.’
Meanwhile, the songwriter – who has continued to work with Melanie C on her solo projects – admitted he would still love the Spice Girls to release a fourth album, despite the pandemic making that an unlikely outcome.
He said: ‘Discussions about new music? No. I feel like maybe I could start that discussion but I don’t think the pandemic has helped that, really.
‘Do I think a fourth album would hurt their legacy? Not if it was great.’
New music? The songwriter admitted he would still love the Spice Girls to release a fourth album, despite the pandemic making that an unlikely outcome