Basically, right, Nadine 'Nadine' Coyle's signed a new record deal — with Virgin EMI (!) — and has recorded some new material with Brian Higgins (!!) that is likely to be released this time.

This is reas­on­ably exciting news for a grey and sur­pris­ingly cold Monday morning. All of it was com­mu­nic­ated in a much lengthier way by your friend and ours Dan Wooottton, and he managed to get some quotes too:

"I’m so excited to be releasing music again," the 'Insatiable' hitmaker mused. "I’m nervous but really happy to be sharing them finally."

Is it a dream come true to sign a solo deal with a label as brilliant as Virgin EMI?

It’s a dream come true to sign a solo deal with a label that’s as brilliant as Virgin EMI," she confirmed. “The team really share my vision for the album and I can’t wait to start per­form­ing again.”

So there you have it; an album, ergo a single and video and after that — who knows? We live in exciting, unpre­dict­able times.