Released: 26th January 2004.
Emma is finally back with the third single from her highly anticipated second album "Free Me", and what a great song it is. "I'll Be There" follows the same 60s style of her previous two singles, but this time she's gone for something a bit different. This new song starts as a soft ballad with a Latin vibe, but it soon explodes into an extremely catchy chorus that recalls the best days of Motown, completed by Emma's accomplished vocals and a string orchestration. Once again, Ms Bunton has produced a high-quality pop track which should have no problem becoming a huge hit.
Emma Bunton did something incredible last year when she broke away from the label she's been stuck with since her solo career began some three years ago - middle-of-the-road disease. Proving the critics wrong by releasing two of the finest pop singles of the year, Emma has taken her time before releasing her second album "Free Me". If only she hadn't followed up the genius title track, and "Maybe", with this bland garbage, she could have scored a surprisingly large hit with it. Unfortunately this lacklustre performance is dated, completely boring and a big shame.