Geri Horner is making a folk album.

The former Spice Girl climbed to the top of the charts as part of the girl group with a number of pop tracks in the 90s but is ready to release ''mature'' music.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''It's going to be a new, much more mature sound for Geri.

''A few songs sound very folky, but there are other styles as well. It tells a story of her life.''

And next year may give the 43-year-old singer even more to celebrate as it was previously revealed the 'Wannabe' hitmakers were considering a reunion tour.

She said previously: ''I think it's really faltering that people are still supportive of the Spice Girls individually and collectively, that's beautiful, it's really nice. It almost feels you know that it (the Spice Girls) belongs to everyone, like a generation. So I think it's one of those things that's been discussed, but until it's concrete I wouldn't announce it.''

And Geri - who was known under alias Ginger Spice whilst in the band - also admitted her break from music gave her more time to be a mother to daughter Bluebell, nine.

She shared: ''I wanted to be a mum first and foremost, that's more important I think. But then I thought maybe I could write songs that we can all relate to, I love the creative process, but it's just taken me ages to go through that transition of being that pop star that wears hot pants to grow up a little bit and find that material that really reflects who I am, so I've been working on it for ages.''