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Samantha Mumba is making a comeback and pop fans are losing their minds


Samantha Mumba is coming to enhance out pop playlists (Picture: David Livingston/Getty Images,)

2020 has been rough, but pop music has easily been the best thing about the year.

And it looks like it’s about to get even better, as Samantha Mumba is making a comeback. 

The Irish singer has sent all the pop huns into a frenzy by teasing a brand new single coming later this month.

Samantha, 37, shared a two second clip of a close-up of her opening her eyes, and wrote: ‘Oh Hi. Hello. Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming but….

‘COOL 11/27.’

It’s been six years since Samantha dropped a new song, so needless to say, fans lost their minds. 

Samantha was particularly tickled by one tweet reading: ‘Instead of amplifying the voice and images of racist cult members in red hats marching around maskless in a pandemic, consider using your time instead to let friends and family know about the return of Samantha Mumba.’

The star shared the post to her Instagram story and wrote: ‘The internet is undefeated.’

This year marks 20 years since the Irish star, then 17, burst onto the scene with her debut single Gotta Tell You, which topped the Irish charts and peaked at number four on the US Billboard charts. 

She went on to have hits with songs like Body II Body, Always Come Back To Your Love and Baby Come On Over, but from 2002, she took a 10 year break from the charts, after she was dropped from her label amid contract restrictions. 

In 2013, she released the single Somebody Like You and the following year released Only Just Begun.

Samantha – who lives in the US with her husband Torray Scales and their daughter Sage – previously revealed she was working on new music with artists like MNEK, and said that fans can expect a ‘strong pop influence’.

Speaking to RTE last year, she said: ‘For me creatively, I’ve enjoyed being involved in the writing aspect. I am executive producing the album too. It’s nice being involved in all areas and aspects.

‘That is probably why I have taken so long to do more music, because if it wasn’t the right situation or scenario, or if I wasn’t feeling it myself, I just didn’t do it.

‘The timing feels good. I really hope people connect to it the way they did to my early stuff.’

Cool is out on November 27.


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