It’s been 17 years since Melanie Brown (aka Mel B, aka Scary Spice) first declared that all she really wanted to do was “zigazig-ha.”
Though she had one of the better Spice Girls solo projects in 2000’s Hot, she hasn’t done solo work since 2005’s L.A. State of Mind, instead choosing to focus on being a judge on reality competition shows, taking her top off for breast cancer awareness, and participating in the Spice Girls reunion.
But she’s back with a new single called “For Once In My Life,” and while the track itself is reasonable enough blast of synth-ravaged dance pop, the video is a pretty impressive little piece of business. It finds Mel B transitioning from what is apparently a bland suburban existence into a more chaotic, party filled life that finds her constantly taking her clothes off and shifting hair styles. At the climax, she makes out with what is apparently a clone of herself (or a version of herself from eight hours ago who just emerged from the machine).
Anyway, crank it up and have a little fun with the artist formerly known as Scary.