After a fairly dismal effort at becoming a thing here in The States, Cheryl Cole has apparently given up on trying to America’s Next Big British Import. Her new album A Million Lights will not have a US release, the singer told UK tabloid Daily Star Sunday. Disappointing, but not surprising — besides her three week stint on the judging panel of the US edition of The X Factor, Cole has hardly made an attempt to break out in America. At least she’s doing fairly well over in her home country, with her first UK tour her single “Call My Name” on track to be the fastest-selling single of 2012 (in the UK, at least) in just three days of release.
The 28-year-old pop star is staying focused on her Brit audiences, and has already released a new song from her upcoming LP, a track called “Screw You”, which include the lyrics ”I don’t want you no more, I loved you so much but you never gave a fuck.” Could this be a dig to the US for not scooping her up like Adele?
The biggest FU to the US? The single’s embed on your YouTube/Vevo channel isn’t available for those in America. Thankfully, some of Cole’s fans have come to our rescue.
Cheryl Cole feat. Wretch 32 – “Screw You”
The song starts off like it’s entering ballad territory, but it’s a red herring, since the tune is an electro-synth dance jam where Cole waves her middle fingers in the air like she just don’t care. It’s not exactly as memorable as Cee Lo Green‘s “Fuck You”, but it’s a sweet kiss-off anthem for the gal saying buh-bye to us Yanks.