Nicola Roberts - Cinderella's Eyes (Debut Album)

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Nicola Roberts - Cinderella's Eyes (Debut Album)

Postby Jay » 06 May 2011, 04:07

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The Sun [ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... -beat.html ]

"IT'S not just CHERYL COLE making a huge leap in her career this week.
Chezza's GIRLS ALOUD bandmate NICOLA ROBERTS has just lit the touchpaper on life as a solo star.

And here's the first promo picture of her going it alone.

The Scouse singer ha signed a deal with Universal and releases her first single, Beat Of My Drum, on June 5.

Last night Nicola told me: "It's a fun record. It was important my first single was different to anything else around.

"I love that it's a song everyone can sing and dance along to."

It's good stuff. I went out for a drink with her and had a listen to three tracks from the new album. It's big praise but some of the falsetto action isn't a million miles away from KATE BUSH.

Nicola has been grafting in the studio with top producers DIMITRI, METRONOMY and DIPLO.

They have come up with an impressive sound on her debut album Cinderella's Eyes, which will be out in the autumn.

Her bandmates heard it for the first time this week and rated it as a real foot-tapper.

NADINE COYLE's solo stuff made me want to tap my foot too - through the speakers on the half-volley.


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Popjustice [ http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?opt ... Itemid=206 ]

"So," someone asked us recently. "Do you think you're going to put Nicola Roberts back in the PJ Almighty?" Well the answer, as it turns out, is yes. Not just once but five times. Numbers one to five: Nicola Roberts, Nicola Roberts, Nicola Roberts, Nicola Roberts, Nicola Roberts.

Reasons for this include:

1. Her first single 'Beat Of My Drum' sounds like Daphne & Celeste vs Major Lazer vs Girls Aloud. It starts off outlining Nicola's early days in The Aloud ("two left feet I had no beat, baby in the corner keep up, keep up"), swooshes into an elegantly bonkers pre-chorus ("oh, don't it make your heart go wow, how I've turned this whole thing around?") then bursts into a massive chorus of "L! O! V, E! Dance the beat of my drum! Dance to the beat of my drum!" Like some of Nicola's other new songs it's a bit about what happens when you lose your confidence and a bit about what happens when you get it back and decide to run riot.

2. We've been able to get to know six songs from Nicola's album and they seem to be getting better with every listen. There is a depth and a humour to Nicola's lyrical imagery, and there's a warmth to the tunes that makes repeated listening a rewarding experience. The tunes are great and her vocals - singing, rapping, speaking, screaming - are top notch. Chuck this all together and the result is something really unique and interesting.

3. The collaborators - Diplo, Dimitri, Metronomy and so on - might suggest like a departure from Girls Aloud, but there's more Aloud in these tracks than in any other post-Aloud solo album. A Metronomy song sounds a lot like Metronomy, of course, and a Dragonette song sounds a lot like Dragonette, but there is a really strong identity (Nicola's) draped across the top of the whole thing. A couple of the songs sound unlike anything we've heard before, not in a selfconsciously odd way but in a way that feels completely natural.

4. "Too young to buy my own bottle of vodka so I begged the driver, 'please I need another'. How funny that I was too young for so many things, yet you thought I'd cope with being told I'm ugly over and over. I'd read it, believe it, said no to the shrink. I can fix it, I think…" THAT IS A LINE FROM A POP SONG. A POP SONG BY NICOLA ROBERTS. (Do not listen to that song with a hangover or if you're on a comedown or you will cry a bit.)

5. One of the rap bits we like on the album reminds us a lot of that great 'The 80s'/'The 90s' double-masterpiece from Robbie's 'Rudebox'. Fast-forward to The 00s, swap Stoke for Runcorn and you've got "so I was just a shy girl from Halton Brook, I would write all my dreams down in my storybook, we didn’t have many pennies, used to sit round the telly, never been wrapped up in the way I look. So when I got down to London had the press on my case because I didn’t walk round with a smile on my face…" You get the idea.

6. "I'm the kind of girl that likes to dream a lot, lose myself staring into my coffee cup." "I don't want them to see they're making it hard for me, at home I cry." "When you've no-one's hand to hold, sticks and stones hurt just a little." "I'm scared of ghosts." "I hope that one day we'll stop striving for perfection, I hope that everybody likes my new direction." THESE ARE ALSO LINES FROM POP SONGS BY NICOLA ROBERTS.

7. There is a reference to the now legendary 'rude ginger bitch' Matt Willis feud of 2003.

So how's this all going to pan out?

Well, beyond those of us who crumble the merest hint of "hello, did you call me", there's no proof that Nicola is yet quite as cherished by the world at large, so it's hard to say whether an initial burst of excitement from the Nicorati will give 'Beat Of My Drum' the chartwards shove it needs and deserves. Having said all that, if the last twelve months have taught us anything about Girls Aloud solo careers it's that you can't take anything for granted, and perhaps the longer the odds, the more exciting the win might be. Anyway the sales and the chart positions are for someone else to worry about. On the basis of what we've heard it seems like Nicola's made the album she wants to make - a really smart, confident, slightly eccentric and very British-sounding pop record - and for those of us who've been waiting since 'River Deep, Mountain High' for a Nicola Roberts solo album, it feels like everything we could have wanted.


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Postby BootyliciousJosh » 06 May 2011, 05:19

I'm fucking excited for this! never got into Cheryl orNadine, like a few GA songs but I'm totally stoked for Nicolas album!!
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Postby XILoveMusic » 06 May 2011, 05:49

the promo pictures are fking amazing!!!!!!! so much better than Nadine or Cheryl
im sooo excited for Nicola's new music!
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Postby Charmingspice5 » 06 May 2011, 08:47

:love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: Cannot wait and I love that she's releasing the single On my 21st Birthday :D
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Postby Paul! » 06 May 2011, 09:24

I just went to pop heaven. And I'm staying there :love: :love: :love:
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Postby schizophonic_spice » 06 May 2011, 13:06

It all looks rather interesting and early era Sophie Ellis Bextor

I hope she has success
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Postby addicted2you » 06 May 2011, 13:24

Nicola and Nadine are twitter friends :love: :$ Both follow each other.

Haven't preordered the signed copy of her album yet but just got the single. Can't believe its not being released til mid July.

Very excited for the album, love the vid on her page =] very happy. I feel like there is a lot more hype than expected.
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Postby Jay » 06 May 2011, 13:31

The download is out on June 5th, and the CD single July 18th. Seems like it might just be a web exclusive? 6 weeks between download and physical is quite confident, let's hope the single is still high in the chart after 6 weeks!
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Postby addicted2you » 06 May 2011, 14:11

I'm hoping that it isn't just an exclusive online CD single. Coz I would like a copy without the signature =p

Perhaps its just an exclusive signed version. The Sats did that with their past few singles didn't they? Yet still had official singles sold in retailers?
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Postby schizophonic_spice » 06 May 2011, 14:28

addicted2you wrote:Nicola and Nadine are twitter friends :love: :$ Both follow each other.
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I'd be more excited if it were Nadine & Kimberley
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Postby addicted2you » 06 May 2011, 14:58

But didn't Nadine forget who Kimberley was? LOL
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Postby Jay » 06 May 2011, 15:07

addicted2you wrote:I'm hoping that it isn't just an exclusive online CD single. Coz I would like a copy without the signature =p

Perhaps its just an exclusive signed version. The Sats did that with their past few singles didn't they? Yet still had official singles sold in retailers?


We'll have to wait and see, it doesn't seem to clear yet! I too would rather like an unsigned version! :angel:
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Postby Jamie » 06 May 2011, 18:29

Those lyrics that were posted are truely amazing.
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Postby Charmingspice5 » 07 May 2011, 03:30

^^

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Postby BootyliciousJosh » 07 May 2011, 23:40

Keisha wrote:Those lyrics that were posted are truely amazing.

agreed! it's gonna be interesting to hear her words and vision as an artist.
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Postby mysterious » 09 May 2011, 07:20

I'M. JUST. DEAD. AND. IN. HEAVEN.

:love: :love: :love:

I'm much more excited than I thought I would be. just this PJ review and those pictures make me proud of her already.

I never thought I would say this, but I'm more excited to listen to Nicola than to Melanie C's new music.
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Postby TeddyBear » 11 May 2011, 23:57

mysterious wrote:I never thought I would say this, but I'm more excited to listen to Nicola than to Melanie C's new music.

+1

dunno why but i feel like i'll LOVE Nicola's album, and it will be one of those albums you listen all the time, even years after its release...
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Postby Charmingspice5 » 12 May 2011, 06:08

^^

I'm equally as excited for both of them more than anybody. I'm sure I'm going to love Nicola's album and will have it on repeat for a long time
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Postby addicted2you » 12 May 2011, 15:59

Are we getting 2 b-sides for this single?

iTunes has 'Porcelin Heart' as a preorder b-side, but on her twitter, popjustice mentioned Nicola is recording a new b-side 'disco, blisters and a comedown'... not too sure if that was a joke or actual news.
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Postby Jamie » 12 May 2011, 16:03

^ I don't think that she was being serious when she said that, but that'd be a cool name for a song.
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Postby addicted2you » 12 May 2011, 16:16

Shes doing a twitter chat, have no idea how the hell to use it, so can someone plz explain how to send questions to her :S
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Postby Jay » 12 May 2011, 16:21

Firstly, have you got a Twitter account?

If yes...

At the top of the page it says 'What's happening?' with a white box underneath. In that box, type:

@NicolaRoberts

After that, type:

#BeatOfMyDrum

Then write your question. Has to be quite succinct, as you only have 140 characters.

Then press 'Tweet'.
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Postby addicted2you » 12 May 2011, 16:26

Thank you Jay.
So now there is a #BeatOfMyDrum page, and i see everyones questions for nicola except for mine, does that mean mine hasn't been submited, or do our own tweets not come up?
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Postby Jay » 12 May 2011, 16:28

It should show! If you're set to private, maybe not.
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Postby addicted2you » 12 May 2011, 16:32

ohh ok thank you. Can someone ask her to stick to facebook in future =p
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