Time to Think (Sarah Whatmore album)

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Time to Think
Studio album by Sarah Whatmore
Released 23 March 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop
Label 19 Records
Singles from Time to Think
  1. "Smile"
    Released: 22 September 2008
  2. "Undefined"
    Released: 29 March 2009

Time to Think is the first studio album by British pop singer-songwriter Sarah Whatmore.[1] It was released in the United Kingdom on 23 March 2009.[1] It features the singles "Smile" (in collaboration with Greg Fitzgerald)[2] and "Undefined".[3]

It was only the first album that Pop Idol participant Sarah Whatmore had released, as the release of her planned debut album in 2002 was cancelled. This was in spite of the success of singles "When I Lost You" and "Automatic", which both reached the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

Production and writing[edit]

In an interview for Digital Spy, Sarah talked about the recording of her new album and why it had taken her so long to release new material. She said "The album is full of beautiful, classic-sounding songs that won't date because everything on there is quite real."[4] She went on to say "I've been involved in terms of melody, lyrics and creating the sound I wanted for the album, which is lots of piano and real strings."[4] She also told the Daily Mirror that she had written over 200 songs in preparing for the album.[5]

When asked about the reason why her debut album was never released, she said "The album was all finished and ready to go, we'd released the first two singles and we couldn't decide on a third single. Then the song 'Toxic' came through the door and, for like two days, I was going to do it. But then obviously Britney got it and I was like, 'You know what, I want to go and write and see what I come up with myself'."[4] She said that Simon Fuller had remained as her manager since her Pop Idol appearance and was involved in the production of the album. She was also uncertain about whether she would be able to get back into the music industry.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sarah Whatmore[6].

No. Title Length
1. "Undefined"  
2. "Smile"  
3. "Somewhere I Belong"  
4. "Unsure"  
5. "Permanent Last Resort"  
6. "Time To Think"  
7. "Innocence"  
8. "Empathy"  
9. "Surrender"  
10. "Own Designs"  


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Whatmore - Time To Think". music-news.com. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Humphreys, Jemma (20 April 2009). "Interview: Sarah Whatmore (From This Is Lancashire)". This Is Lancashire. Retrieved 17 May 2009. /
  3. ^ "Single Review: Sarah Whatmore - Undefined". Female First. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Levine, Nick (22 September 2008). "Music - Interview - Sarah Whatmore". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  5. ^ (October 10, 2008). "Slow road to stardom: Pop Idol's Sarah Whatmore gears up to release her debut album – at last", Daily Mirror, p. 5.
  6. ^ "Time To Think: Amazon details". Amazon. Retrieved 17 May 2009.