Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: 'I wanted Kate Bush on my solo album'

But Roberts' label failed to track down elusive 'Wuthering Heights' singer

Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: 'I wanted Kate Bush on my solo album'

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Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts has said she was "desperate" to work with Kate Bush on her debut solo album.

The singer told Digital Spy that she told her label to sound out the 'Wuthering Heights' singer about a collaboration, but it was unable to track her down.

Roberts explained that Bush (pictured below) proved to be a key influence during the making of 'Cinderella Eyes', which is due out in the autumn.



"I don't think anyone knows where she is to be honest. I kept asking and hinting and eventually begging my label for the whole year I was making the album," Roberts commented.

"I was influenced by a lot of her music and was desperate to work with her."

Roberts, whose first single 'Beat Of My Drum' emerged last week, has surprised some quarters by recording her solo debut with producers Diplo, Metronomy's Joe Mount and Dimitri From Paris.

She recently insisted that the album is a true representation of her musical tastes, telling NME that "people can sniff out a faker".

For a full interview with Roberts and Mount, check out the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now and available digitally.

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