The debut studio album of British singer-songwriter Keisha Buchanan is due to be released in 2012. Buchanan began working on the album in September 2009, following her controversial departure from girl group Sugababes.

Background and composition

British singer Keisha Buchanan controversially left the girl group Sugababes in September 2009 and was replaced by 2009 Eurovision contestant, Jade Ewen.[1] The statement released on the group's official website said: "The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded. Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen."[1] Buchanan announced through social networking website Twitter that it was not her choice to leave, citing "a breakdown in communication" and "lack of trust" as reasons for her departure.[1] It was also announced in the statement that Buchanan would embark on a solo career and record her debut studio album.[1]

Keisha Buchanan

Keisha Buchanan (pictured) left the Sugababes and soon began working on her debut studio album.

According to Newsbeat, the album will mostly be produced by Future Cut.[2] American producer Dallas Austin, who largely contributed to the Sugababes' fourth studio album Taller in More Ways is also confirmed to feature on the album.[2] Buchanan revealed that she has recorded 50 tracks for the album as of August 2011.[3] She stated during an interview for Newsbeat that "there is no particular musical direction, it's just a vibe".[2] During an interview for Metro, Buchanan revealed what will be expected from the album, saying: "I wanted to showcase my vocals and I want to inspire people. It's a very honest album. Hopefully people will get to know me a bit more. There's a tongue-in-cheek vibe. It's got an international sound and I want my peers to like it. I don't want to hear myself on the radio and cringe, which can happen sometimes."[3] Buchanan also revealed details about the album's sound and direction during an interview with Very, saying: "I’m always in the studio making my album. It's raw, it's fresh. I think a lot of people would be quite shocked. It's not the typical direction people might expect from me."[4]


The album was initially supposed to be released in 2011,[5] however according to Buchanan, "every time we lock down there's always someone else who wants to work with me".[2]


In June 2011, it was announced that Buchanan would perform songs at Jacques Townhouse in London, the singer's first solo performance.[6]


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