‘The talented one from the Pussycat Dolls’ finally releases her debut album, Killer Love.
The singer-turned-reality-TV-star-turned-x-factor-judge has returned to the airwaves of the nation, this time with out her selection of backing dancers/band mates.
Scherzinger is another in a long line of female, RnB soloists (Rihanna, Jessie J, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney, Beyonce etc. etc. etc.) so an individual stamp on records is a much needed commodity if you’re trying to sell in an already over saturated market (Think Rihanna’s Barbados lilt, or Gaga’s sheer lunacy).
Unfortunately for the former pussycat doll, Killer Love falls short of the mark. ‘Right There’ sounds like its fresh from the Rihanna reject pile, and most of the other tracks have been produced into yet another batch of anonymous pop.
Even ‘Power’s Out’, a slower number featuring pop heavy weight Sting, does not strike the right key – Scherzinger sounds vacuous and the songs suffer as a result.
Poison is perhaps the stand out track, sounding like something from the days of the Pussycat Dolls, it’s a case of Scherzinger sticking to what she knows best.
If this was your regular debut album then it would be all right – but this isn’t, we already know Scherzinger can sing, there was no need for such a ‘safe’ album; she needed to take a few risks and make something a bit more cutting edge.