Louise marked a year since the release of her single Super Magic with a new package of remixes.
The track was the first to be lifted from the ex-Eternal star’s 30th anniversary ‘Greatest Hits’ LP, which saw her return to the charts earlier this year.
It’s one of four newly-recorded original songs on the record and to mark its milestone, the singer unveiled the Steve Anderson Extended Mix, along with the AMYL Remix and Instrumental.
Listen to Super Magic: Mixes below.
On the new ‘Greatest Hits’ package, Louise celebrates both of her pop careers and has reworked Eternal hits Just A Step From Heaven, Stay and So Good as part of a set of ‘reimagined’ recordings, alongside classics from her solo catalogue like In Walked Love, Naked, 2 Faced and Arms Around the World.
Reflecting on life as a pop star then versus now, she told RETROPOP’s July issue: “If I’m honest, I wish I could do now what I did then, because I never over-thought anything and it all seemed like a great idea. I was just having a great time; I was making music, there was a lot of love and support for it, and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m down with that’.
“The music industry has changed a lot and now everybody has something to say and we all have to bare all so everybody can have an opinion and say it directly to you in one format or another.
“Back then, it was like you were in your own little world because nothing bad ever got through to you! It was so much easier for pop stars back then because there was no negativity being fed back to you and you could immerse yourself in this bubble of excitement and fun and love for what you do.”
Throughout the nineties, Louise established herself as a British pop institution, delivering a run of 12 UK Top 10 smashes, scooping two BRIT nominations for British Female Solo Artist, and earning Platinum status with her first two albums, ‘Naked’ (1996) and ‘Woman In Me’ (1997). But the sales are only part of the story and when it comes to career milestones, there are too many to choose from.
“There’s moments that I look back on and think, ‘Wow, I wish I’d stopped and pinched myself for a moment and really realised what a big deal this is’. Like singing at the first Apartheid concert in South Africa in front of 150,000 people – there’s not many people in the world that have done that,” she beams.
“I must have been 22 and now I look back and think, ‘That was part of history’. And it’s not that I didn’t enjoy it and appreciate it then, but I look back and I think, knowing what I know now, I might have really taken those memories in even more.
“But I can still remember certain banners in the crowd; there are visions that I’ll never forget. So I am super proud to look back over all of that and think, ‘Wow, I was lucky’.”