Sarah Harding has written six songs with Jethro Sheeran that reflect the “light and dark” moments of her life.
The 35-year-old singer – who recently starred in the touring production of ‘Ghost: The Musical’ – has been working on new solo material to reflect her transition from being a young pop in chart-topping group Girls Aloud to the woman she is today.
And Sarah has been in the studio with rumoured romantic interest Jethro – the cousin of Ed Sheeran who is known in the music industry as ‘Alonestar’ – and the pair have created several tracks together for her potential LP and he has been very impressed with her talents in the studio.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Jethro, 31, spilled: “Yeah me and Sarah have written three songs together. It’s about being the underdog. The passion she has for music, the situation she’s been in and just the darkness. This Isoface Light I call it – an equal amount of light and dark and we both kind of seem to do [experience] that. A lighthouse, as the ship [approaches] it has an equal amount of light and dark, so it’s called an Isophase Light. So that’s kind of the whole thing, it’s three tracks, where we’ve actually done six but three we want to work on. Three were dark and three were light.”
Girls Aloud took a break in 2009 with each of the five members – Sarah, Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts – choosing to use the hiatus to explore solo ventures.
Sarah kick-started her acting career, appearing in ‘Bad Day’, BBC film ‘Freefall, Run for Your Wife’ and ‘St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’ for which she wrote three solo songs to the film’s soundtrack.
In 2011, she checked in to rehab to be treated for depression and alcohol and prescription drug abuse before reuniting with Girls Aloud in 2012 to celebrate their tenth anniversary together before the band split for good in early 2013.
Jethro insists Sarah’s many life experiences are shaping her new sound and, in particular, her deeply personal lyrics.
He said: “It’s all character building that’s why I like her. She’s real and that’s what I like in an artist and when she sings it she balls it out and the words really come from within. If I wrote any old pop throwaway song, it wouldn’t be believable.