An energetic Geri Halliwell, formerly Ginger Spice, held court in New York City on Friday to formally announce her new solo project and play her first solo single, "Look at Me," as well as its video for the media.During the press conference, Halliwell discussed life since the much heralded Spice-split back in May 1998 (see "Geri Halliwell Quits Spice Girls"), her new attitude, and the person who supported her while cutting the new record: George Michael. She also discussed some of the emotions the new sessions have been stirring up, which fans may hear on the forthcoming album, "Schizophonic." "I just poured all my emotion into it," Halliwell said of the project. "That's why I think women will really identify with this album. One minute I'm on the floor, feeling really depressed and reflective. The next minute, I'm high. It's like an emotional mood swing. I think it's quite an honest, vulnerable album, actually." In
matters related to her former girl power group, Halliwell said that her only regret about leaving the Spice Girls was that she missed seeing her U.S. fans on tour and that she is already rehearsing for a possible solo trek."Look at Me" hits radio airwaves on May 17, while "Schizophonic" is currently slated for a June 15 release. Meanwhile, you can catch more from Ms. Halliwell this weekend on "MTV News 1515." Here's where else you can tune her in as she pushed her new release:
- June 14 - Rosie O'Donnell
- June 23 - Late Night with David Letterman
- June 25 - The Today Show
- July 8 - The Tonight Show
- July 20 - VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll"
- July 20 - The Conan O'Brien Show