The Spice Girls may reunite for a forthcoming greatest hits album, former member Mel B said today.
Speaking in New York, where she is appearing in a Broadway musical, the 28-year-old singer said she hoped the band would pen a new song for the album.
“We will probably do something together as a group, but not for a while,” she said.
“I think they are going to release a (greatest-hits) album, and hopefully we will all get together and write a song for it.
“We keep on talking about it, but everybody has branched off to do their own thing,” she told the New York Daily News.
Mel B is starring in the musical Rent and former band mates Mel C and Emma Bunton are expected to turn up to watch in the coming weeks.
Mel B, originally from Leeds, plays the part of HIV-positive drug addict and erotic dancer Mimi, based on the tragic heroine of Puccini’s opera La Bohème.
For now, her main problem is hitting the high notes, she said.
“Right now the singing bit is the one that I am not 100% about,” she said.
“There are certain notes and certain melodies that I’m not used to singing.
“I mean, I was in a group with five girls. If the note was too high, someone else would sing it. I was very sheltered in that way.”
Despite her new stage role, Mel B insists that her music career is far from over.
She has spent the last few months writing acoustic songs in the kitchen of her Los Angeles home.
“I had been on a long holiday in Mexico, and you know how you get all relaxed and in that mode?” she said.
“Well, I came home and wrote like 15 songs in my kitchen, just jamming out on the guitar, and recorded them on my friend’s computer in 10 days.”
But it was not clear if and when the songs would hit the high street.
“I don’t have a deal, not signed to anyone. This is just for me,” she said.