Album Review: Nicole Scherzinger’s “Killer Love”

by ASHLEY CORREIA
Staff Writer

After a lengthy 3 year delay, a series of flop singles, a return and a break up of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger finally releases her long awaited and highly anticipated album, Killer Love! Poison: the album opener is the first single, and I must say, this song, though it’s your typical RedOne produced track, is A BANGER! I’ve been intoxicated with this song from first listen. Scherzinger’s vocals soar at the breakdown, and it shows everyone that she means business! It even hit number 3 in the UK.

Killer Love: “If this is good then why are you driving my heart insane and if it’s bad than why can’t I just walk away”; Not only is this Scherzinger’s personal favorite song, but it’s also the name of the title track. It’s also a rumored future single!

Don’t Hold Your Breath: “You can’t touch me now, There’s no feeling left! If u think I’m coming back, Don’t hold your breath!”; The album’s second single, a demo of the song by Keri Hilson and Timbaland, leaked early last year and I loved that one. When I read the title of the second single, I really hoped that it wasn’t the same song because the demo was amazing. I didn’t know if Scherzinger could measure up with different lyrics and a different production team behind it but Scherzinger’s simple yet powerful and emotive delivery really sells you this one! It’s one of my top favorites! The lyrics are really good as well! Wet; this is one of those songs that just makes you want to get up and DANCE! The chorus is one of those sing-along ones, its personally one of my favorites. The music video goes along with the song as well, it just makes listening to the song that more energetic.

You Will Be Loved: is more of a slow temple song but it’s a good change for Scherzinger and the lyrics speak honest truth! Power’s Out; though it’s a mistake putting it after (Club Banger Nation), this song is probably the best Scherzinger leak I’ve heard. This song leaked almost 2 years ago, but there’s no denying one amazing collaboration, I’m glad she finally got to release it. It’s one of those songs you wish someone would dedicate to you, it’s THAT good.

Nicole’s fans have been waiting for this album for a long, long time, and I’ve had very high expectations for it, and boy oh boy does she deliver! This album is cohesive, with all the right elements of a hit album! I really hope that Nicole gets to the top with this album because she has worked so hard for it, you can hear it in the lyrics.

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