Nicola Roberts | Take A Bite
What happens when you take a British girl band and send one member off on a solo outing? Well, it usually leads to an over-hyped, commercial failure. But that’s not the case when the “ugly” one from Girls Aloud gets her time in the spotlight. Nicola Roberts’s album was anything but over-hyped.
Snarky comments aside, the debut solo album from Nicola Roberts, Cinderella’s Eyes, is a surprisingly good attempt at a pop album with a big 80’s influence. The album even earns some indie-cred, featuring credits to Dragonette and Diplo for writing and production, respectively.
Never-getting-released-as-a-single track Take A Bite features everything you could hope for from a female pop solo. An over-produced gasp as a vocal track, catchy synth riffs, a big and loud chorus that’s begging to be sung along to, and a bridge featuring a well-off white girl trying to deliver an edgy rap.