About You Now is a song by British girl group Sugababes from their fifth studio album, Change. An uptempo pop track that combines elements of pop rock. Lyrically, About You Now finds the protagonist thinking deeply over her relationship with her love interest from whom she parted, the song was generally well received by music critics, who complimented its genre mixing production as well as its aurally remarkable US pop influence. Some of them described the song as a pop-electro-rock masterpiece. Upon its release, About You Now became the groups sixth UK number one hit and it remained atop the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also reached the top of the charts in Hungary, as well as the top ten in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Sugababes highest-selling single to date, it has sold 540,500 copies as of October 2015. About You Now was nominated for a 2008 BRIT Award for Best British Single, in the 2009 edition of Guinness World Records, About You Now was listed as the first track by a British pop act to top the singles chart solely on downloads. The song was named as the biggest chart mover to the number one position in the UK. In December 2009, it was revealed by BBC that About You Now was the UKs fifth most-played song of the decade, an acoustic version of the song appears as a bonus track on the groups sixth studio album Catfights and Spotlights. About You Now was written by Lukasz Gottwald and Cathy Dennis, recorded at the Sarm West Studios in London, it was mixed by Kurt Read with further assistance from Aniela Gottwald. Bass, drums, and programming were handled by Luke, while guitars were led by Tina Kennedy, additional keyboard contribution came from Eric Kupper. About You Now was described by PopJustice as a pop song. About You Now received generally favourable reviews from music critics and fans alike. Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy summed it as a pop dish fit for a king the lyrics are Waterman-esque perfect pop with the spice of Sugababes kinkiness. James Cabooter from the Daily Star described it as damn near perfect pop and found that the song dabbles with a heavier US guitar sound. Though he noted a lack of edge, blunted by the departure of band member Mutya Buena, Webb went on declaring it a short, sharp jolt of classic, perfect pop. By contrast, IndieLondon gave a reception to the song, writing that it taps into a breezier sound that’s designed to fizz with synths, guitars. But it doesn’t work as well as past hits and lacks the same appeal of earlier cuts Round, Round or, most notably
The Sugababes performing "About You Now" during their Change Tour in 2008.
Image: Clarkson Live 2012
Image: About You Now (Official Single Cover) by Miranda Cosgrove