Much like the renegade master, I am back once again after a week off (last weekend involved a little too much ill behaviour). Keeping it within the early noughties, I am delving deep into the best seven piece band ever manufactured by record label hotshots, cos hey, there really ain’t no party like an S Club party.
S Club 7 were an aspirational tour de force. When they said don’t stop movin’ you realised you didn’t particularly enjoy being stationary anyway. When they lamented that they’d never had a dream true, your young brain mourned the fact that that dream you had about your cat learning to fly never came to fruition (oh Tiddles, if only). And when they told you to reach for the stars… Well…
Reach is an anthem for all those who’ve ever wished they could leave this globular organism filled hell hole that we call Earth and move to a galactic utopia free of all society’s ills. It’s like the American Dream, work hard enough and you can achieve your dreams; follow your heart’s desire and you can reach S Club’s great hippy commune on Mars.
“When the world, leaves you feeling blue
You can count on me, I will be there for you
When it seems, all your hopes and dreams
Are a million miles away, I will re-assure you”
For a lot of people at the moment, the world is leaving them feeling blue. It seems they can only dream of being a million miles away. But fear not citizens, for S Club are calling for you all the way from the year 2000 to let you know that everything is going to be ok. Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars, fire up that rocket and escape to poptopia.
No matter how hard you work towards this planetary emigration, it’s important to remember the core S Club values of teamwork and compassion. “We’ve got to all stick together” else we’ll never make it out alive. It’ll all be worth it once you finally reach the stars and set foot on alien ground, when the galactic light refraction creates a “rainbow shining over you”. That’s the moment you’ve been yearning for.
That’s when your dreams will all come true.