Sophie Monk admits she's 'quite crap at pop'

Sophie Monk admits she's 'quite crap at pop'
Sophie Monk admits she's 'quite crap at pop'

She first came to Australia's attention during the 2000 series of the reality TV franchise Popstars. 

But despite gaining notoriety as a pop singer on the show and in her subsequent girl group Bardot, Sophie Monk has admitted she's not exactly comfortable in the genre.

'I'm quite crap at pop, I don't know why, I love listening to it but I'm not very good at singing it,' the 41-year-old told Today Extra on Monday.

Bombshell: Sophie Monk (pictured) has admitted she's not exactly comfortable in the pop genre that made her famous

Bombshell: Sophie Monk (pictured) has admitted she's not exactly comfortable in the pop genre that made her famous

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The Beauty and the Geek host has just released her first single in 17 years, titled Nice to Meet You. 

Speaking of the song's jazz influence, Sophie told hosts David Campbell and Belinda Russell she's far more comfortable with the sound than that of her Bardot years.

'I think people kind of expect me to do nightclub-y pop songs, but it wasn't… I think it was more the record label back in the day made me that, even though I never went to a nightclub,' she said. 

Getting candid: 'I'm quite crap at pop, I don't know why, I love listening to it but I'm not very good at singing it,' the 41-year-old told Today Extra on Monday

Getting candid: 'I'm quite crap at pop, I don't know why, I love listening to it but I'm not very good at singing it,' the 41-year-old told Today Extra on Monday

'I think this is where my voice fits better,' added Sophie. 'It was just fun to get in the studio, and everyone's in lockdown, so I thought why don't I work on this song and release it, and see if people like it?' 

'And if they don't I won't sing ever again, and if they do, great!' 

Last Tuesday, Monk announced that she was making a comeback to the music scene, releasing her first single in 17 years.

'It's taken me years to be ready to release a song and this happened so organically for me, I felt like the time was right,' she told Daily Mail Australia in a statement.

Comeback: Monk channels 1920s glamour in a red evening gown with thigh-high split as she announces her first single in 17 years, titled Nice to Meet You

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Comeback: Monk channels 1920s glamour in a red evening gown with thigh-high split as she announces her first single in 17 years, titled Nice to Meet You

'People know me originally as a singer in Australia, so it's nice to be going back to my number one love,' she continued.

Aptly titled Nice To Meet You, the new jazz-inspired single was written by Monk during her time in Melbourne filming The Masked Singer.

In the sultry song, Sophie's raspy voice is heard singing the cryptic lyrics: 'I've seen some things, that would make a grown man cry. So many things, that I have to leave behind. So complicated, but I prefer the simple life.' 

Doing her own thing: 'It's taken me years to be ready to release a song and this happened so organically for me, I felt like the time was right,' she told Daily Mail Australia in a statement

Doing her own thing: 'It's taken me years to be ready to release a song and this

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