The Spice Girls Sign A Global Touring Deal
Laura Lee - October 11, 2021

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Pinch us! We must be dreaming. The Spice Girls are making a comeback and life is good. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album, “Spice,” they have announced their worldwide partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), which will represent the brand through touring, merchandise, campaigns, and retail licensing. Spice Girl members Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner, and Mel C all signed the deal with UMG for this multi-year partnership, and it marks the first time in two decades that licensing rights for the Spice Girls brand have been signed to one partner. Of course, fans all over the world are going insane.

 

The spice girls

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One of the main things we’re excited about is that the Spice Girls and UMG will be coming out with an anniversary SPICE 25 album, which will include unreleased songs, and demos, and mixes that will be released this October 29th. After their exceptionally famous song Wannabe single released in 1996, it topped the charts in 37 countries, and their debut album Spice sold over 31 million copies worldwide. What’s even more remarkable was that it became the best-selling album of any female group of all time. Those numbers are no surprise. They were the “it” girl band that everyone wanted to be a part of. After their first hit, they came out with three studio albums, 11 singles, and won an array of awards.

 

There was nothing stopping this famous girl band, where they went on to sell more than 90 million records globally in their career. In a recent statement, the Spice Girls said, “We are so excited to be working with Bravado again, especially in this our 25th anniversary year, and are looking forward to collaborating with the team.” Their comeback was losing awaited and is getting everyone excited. Rachel Redfearn, VP A&R and Brand Management of Bravado said, “The Spice Girls’ impact on popular culture cannot be over-estimated. They stand for positivity, inclusion, bravery, and diversity. The breadth of rights granted for the first time in 2 decades gives us the vehicle to truly celebrate their legendary status.” Everything always comes back in style, and these ladies are living proof of that.