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Grab Your Clocks: Ashley Roberts, Former Pussycat Doll, Goes Solo (Again)

Look, no one cares about your hilarious April Fool’s Day gag: A solo Pussycat Dolls effort is at hand.

It’s been a long, slow road toward solo pop stardom for Queen Ashley Roberts ever since those halcyon Doll Domination days of yesterday. It seems she’s got a new tune floating around about every two years or so: There was 2010’s bizarre-yet-amazing dance-pop cover of “Theme From A Summer’s Place,” followed by 2012’s dreamy cover of PCD choreography Bobby Newberry‘s “All In A Day’s Work” and her post-I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! opus, “Yesterday.”

Now, following the release of her “fun, fabulous and flirty” fragrance Ashley By Ashley Roberts, which I will soon be ordering in bulk from across the pond to spray myself down in between my Pussycat Dolls Workout DVD lessons, Ashley has just dropped a new jam called “Clockwork,” a soaring power ballad due out in May — and certainly the most important ode to clocks since Leona Lewis‘ “Stop The Clocks.”

“It’s in my head, it’s in my heart/It’s taking over like clockwork!” the “Played” vixen coos above soaring strings, pounding drums and ethereal chants — sort of like the sound of thousands of innocent songbirds being freed from Nicole Scherzinger’s talons.

In all seriousness, it’s a pretty little jam, and I’ve been listening to it on repeat all morning long. But since I’ve got clocks on my mind (I SAID CLOCKS), can’t we just turn back time for now?

“Clockwork” will be released on May 25. (iTunes)