Geri Horner: ‘I gave my life 100% to music’
Written by Rother Radio News on 22/11/2020
On the latest episode of Rainbow Woman, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) reflects on how Beauty, her beloved rescue horse, helped her find courage to tour again with the Spice Girls. Episode 3 – titled ‘Beauty, Courage, Freedom…’ – premieres at 2.00PM GMT today.
“I gave my life 100% to music,” the Brit Award-winning pop star reflected. Geri had clocked up a string of chart-topping hits with the Spice Girls in the roaring 90s before going on to achieve four consecutive UK No. 1 hits of her own. “And then when I got to my thirties, I found it so difficult because the teenage bravado had run out and I wasn’t sure where I belong.”
“When I found Beauty, I got my courage back,” Geri said. “[When I’m out there] I’m no other identity other than just a woman on a horse feeling brave – that’s it. And sometimes it just feels amazing to feel that.”
She continued: “Stepping out on stage with the Spice Girls again, I felt, ‘You know what? It’s alright’. The feeling of wanting to connect, the feeling of freedom and joy was greater than the fear. And I think Beauty taught me that.”
To accompany Episode 3, the lyric video for a brand new song by Geri, titled ‘Travelling Light’, will premiere on her YouTube channel on Tuesday 24 November.
She said of the heartfelt track: “It’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve written. It’s about changing, pushing through the darkness into the light. Ironically, I wasn’t travelling light when I wrote it. I was seven-months pregnant, carrying an eight-pound baby walking up four flights of stairs to get to the studio.”
Written, directed and executive produced by Geri, Rainbow Woman is a collection of vibrant vignettes following her on big and little adventures, each hued with humour and their own message of hope and positivity.
A new episode will be unveiled every Sunday on Geri’s YouTube channel with bonus content for fans to follow. Subscribe to Geri’s channel here: www.youtube.com/gerihalliwell
Rainbow Woman also features some new, original music by Geri, who has written several unforgettable hits that have soundtracked our lives with the Spice Girls and as a solo artist.