The forthcoming single from British girl group Girls Aloud was inspired by band member CHERYL COLE's ex-boyfriend. The 24-year-old singer wrote new track Can't Speak French about an old flame who inspired her to learn the language. Cole accepts that writing music isn't a natural talent for her, but she was keen to make her mark on the production of the group's new album Tangled Up, which was released this month (Nov07). And she insists the song is very personal: "I did go out with a French boy for a while, so I got some CDs to learn the language. "It gives me goosebumps, that song. We never got into this industry to be brilliant lyricists but recently we've felt more comfortable with writing bits and pieces." Can't Speak French is due for release next year (08).