Shortly following the news that Cheryl Cole is moving stateside to launch her American career, former bandmate Nicola Roberts has signed a deal to release a solo record.
The Girls Aloud star's first single is entitled Beat Of My Drum, and is due to be released on June 5.
And the Liverpool lady spoke about the upcoming song and album: "It's a fun record. It was important my first single was different to anything else around.
"I love that it's a song everyone can sing and dance along to."
"The album has a very British sound, that was important to me. I co-wrote all of the songs on the record.
"The stories I tell in the album are things that have happened to me and life in general.
'Some are happy, some songs are a little cheeky and one song is sad.'
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