Ages ago (September) we spent a lot of time telling you how good the new Gabrielle album was – and indeed still is.
The 'Why' single was a complete chart disaster but the album did alright and there were a couple of songs on there ('Show Me Love', 'Closure') that were obvious follow up singles to 'Why'. Either could have easily turned the 'Always' album from being a moderate success into something massively popular.
'Show Me Love' mixes classic Gabrielle ballad-isms with Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy' while 'Closure' mixes classics Gabrielle ballad-isms with more classic Gabrielle ballad-isms and an enormous lump of amazing misery.
You will probably agree that as songs go, there is absolutely nothing wrong with 'Every Little Teardrop' and apart from the woman having lunch looking a bit like a man, there is nothing wrong with the video either.
However, it is bewildering that a project already floundering, but one with a couple of obvious saviours tucked away on the album, those are being overlooked in favour of releasing something that is purely perfunctory.
We like Gabrielle a lot, but whoever is choosing these singles for her clearly does not.