Scary Spice Explains Meaning Of "Goodbye" Single

Rumors running rampant are nothing new to the Spice Girls, who have experienced a series of interband and interpersonal upheavals in recent months. So when the Girls announced the release of a new single, "Goodbye," it came as little surprise that some fans interpreted the title as a sign of the group's pending demise.

According to the newly-married Scary Spice, the tumultuous experiences of the last year did play into some of the song's underlying themes, but that the Spice Girls have no intention of breaking up anytime soon.

"The song is called 'Goodbye,'" Mel B said, "but it's not goodbye-goodbye, cause the chorus actually is 'goodbye my friend, it's not the end.' So for all those people thinks we're breaking up, we're not. So correct that."

"But it is a very sentimental song, and the first time I heard it I cried. That was the first time I've

cried listening to one of our songs, the first time I instantly cried. It's got a full orchestra on there and it just sounds fantastic. [The song] is really obviously about what's happened during the year, with Geri leaving and then being strong." [28.8 RealVideo]

"Goodbye" will be featured on a new Spice Girls E.P. which is due out in November and will be released on the same day as the group's new "Live From Wembley" concert video.