The album is called Love Songs, obviously, and before you get too pumped, I need to tell you that the songs are mostly just mushy songs that Destiny’s Child recorded between 1997 and 2004. I can’t tell if it’s an album featuring songs that were never released or just a compilation, but I would imagine it’s a compilation. BUT, and here’s the big news, the album does feature one brand new song called “Nuclear.” It’s the first song they’ve recorded together since 2004, and it’s a Very Big Deal.
Also, since Beyonce is doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl this year, there’s some speculation that Kelly and Michelle, destiny’s other children, will appear with her, maybe just for a little bit. And that? That would be the Biggest Deal.
Basically, if these girls perform “Bug A Boo” in February, I’m going to flip my shit hard. Anybody else?
Well, then you best get your ass over to Glastonbury, because the word is that Beyonce will be joined onstage tonight by those lovely ladies, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, to recreate one of the most magical musical trios of all time! I know, I’m looking into airline tickets too!
Before we all get our hopes up too high, let’s get grounded a little by reading the actual story:
A story in today’s Daily Mirror claims Michelle, 30, first suggested the idea that the girls get together and now it seems all three will at least spend some time together at the festival.
An insider claimed: “Beyoncé was over the moon and sorted them out with Access All Area passes and accommodation. From there, plans developed and the idea of a brief on-stage Sunday evening reunion was mooted. It’s still very much up in the air as no one wants Bey to feel she’s being upstaged. One idea is for the two girls to join her on stage towards the end of her set for a medley of their hits. But whatever happens, the three girls are getting back together at Glasto and planning on having an absolute ball.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I am just so thankful for this. Sure, Beyonce has been crazy successful since the Destiny’s Child days, but her solo music? I’m sorry, and maybe it’s just my inner 13-year-old rocking out in my soul, but “Halo” doesn’t hold a candle to something like “Emotion”, or even “Jumpin’, Jumpin’.” So yes, I would be absolutely ecstatic over a Destiny’s Child reunion. What about you guys?
Matthew Knowles, the terribly scary father of my idol, Beyonce Knowles has put the final nail in the Destiny’s Child coffin. If any of you were still aching to hear “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” live, then you’re shit out of luck. And no, it’s not because Kelly and Michelle refused to ever don a Tina Knowles original again.
When asked about a possible reunion, the dadager (you know, a male momager), said:
“Contrary to rumors online of a Destiny’s Child reunion, there are no plans for the group to reunite for a performance or album. The rumors are false. Destiny’s Child made an unprecedented impact in contemporary music, becoming one of the best-selling groups of all time. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have each moved on to successful solo careers. The members remain close, but will not reunite as a group.”?
I feel like this goes against what they’ve been saying since their initial split which was, “No, no. We’re not over, we’re just taking a break. We’ll always be sisters.” Sisters they may still be, but where’s that record they promised us like, five years ago?