Girls Aloud's Nadine to release album only through Tesco
*BEEP* The sausages go through *BEEP* Followed by Tesco Value beef paste *BEEP* Four tins of cat food. *BEEP* Nadine Coyle's first ever solo album.
Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle is releasing her first album exclusively with Tesco, which seems peculiar. Mainly because you'd think she'd sell more copies if she sold it through... I dunno... loads of different shops. Is your average curious pop fan likely to change their shopping habits over the possibility of buying some faux grown-up LP from a singer from a pop group that has, quite possibly, four members more popular than her?
The album, called 'Insatiable', is available to buy from Tesco on November 8th (with a single of the same name available on November 1st), which equates her music with things like scratch cards and tins of vegetables in brine.
Coyle says of it all: “So much has changed in the way artists work now. I think we have learned that the traditional model for selling an album isn’t the only way of doing things. To be able to create an album where you are in complete control of your own work is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an artist.”
Of course, it's not that different from artists who have given away their work with the Daily Mail or Starbucks... but at least with the latter, there's some bullshit lifestyle choice involved. People associate buying overpriced coffee with stupid Italian names as having an air of sophistication... but Tesco? Really?
Naturally, this album is going to sell by the bucket-load and presumably she's coining it in by signing an exclusivity deal with Britain's most notorious retailer... so is this the future of releasing music?