According to various reports MacDonald wrote this song after watching a documentary about Jamie Bulger, the two-year-old child who was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old boys in 1993. The song is Jamie talking to his parents telling them he is OK.
However, in an interview with Digital Spy
, MacDonald denied "Spark" is about the toddler's death. She said: "No, it's not. That's a made up story from The Sun
- what I said was completely taken out of context. When I read what The Sun
had written, it totally shocked me because I'd never really been the victim of that kind of thing before. It made me feel really terrible because I thought people might get upset by what they thought I'd said."
She added: "Thankfully, the person who wrote it apologised to me. I'm probably one of the only people in the world who can say they've had a Sun
journalist apologise to them for writing nonsense!"