If I were to be completely honest, I’ve never liked UK girlpop group Sugababes. Their music (particularly “Push The Button”) was very bland, which is partly the reason why their US attempts failed miserably. For the record, the only Sugababes song I’ve liked is “Denial”, co-written by UK vocal powerhouse VV Brown. When the band disbanded due to unwanted new additions, the three original members – Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghy – formed Mutya Keisha Siobhan (MKS) and continued performing. With Mutya and Keisha serving as the “Beyonce’s” of the group vocally, their talents just couldn’t go to waste. Since their reformation, they took the covers route and rearranged two modern classics – Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and Phoenix’s “Entertainment”. Now working with Dev Hynes (Solange’, Florence + the Machine), the trio’s first official single “Flatline” has finally hit airwaves. Like Solange’s ‘True (EP)’, “Flatline” is a bold, harmonious R&B-influenced number with super-sweet harmonies. “Flatline” also features arguably some of the best songwriting I’ve seen from any British female artist since Amy Winehouse, as they harmonize “the change was obvious, so miscellaneous / we used to live it up / remember baby, we’re like a pack of cards / the king and queen of hearts all fall down”. The beautifully shot video features them in Los Angeles with vintage couture as they enjoy boys, sun, and scenery. Continuing with honesty, the band which was formerly seen in my eyes as cheap has exceeded my expectations and delivered one of the best songs of 2013. Watch and download Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s “Flatline” below.