She's A Star.
Reworked May 25, 2018, for the lady’s birthday.
With Naï as the perfect cover star of this single which was originally released three years after the band’s previous single Jam J / Say Something, She’s A Star was crucial to James hopes of a successful comeback and measuring the fan-base that had remained loyal to the band.
As reported on One Of The Three website, Radio 1 A-listed it immediately and the band promoted the single heavily with interviews and live performances on Channel 4’s TFI Friday and The Bob Mills Show in the week before the release.
The music press were generally surprisingly receptive to the single. Sunday Times wrote « ‘She’s a star’ is a storming homecoming single, complete with rousing, rock verses, a chorus sung in an incredibly high pitch and a sob story about boy-girl relationships ».
Priced at £1.99 and preceded by an inspired promotional poster campaign featuring the cover model and exclaiming “She’s Coming : February 10” but without naming the artist in the weeks leading up to the release, the single entered the charts at number 9, James joint second highest chart position at the time and ensured a Top of the Pops appearance.