Still finding her own sound

Still finding her own sound

Pixie Lott was seen by many as a gemstone just unearthed when she released her debut album Turn It Up in 2009: a British singer full of potential who would develop into an A-list star once she'd been polished and refined.

So there were high expectations for Young Foolish Happy, her second international album, released last month. Lott describes the album as "something pop but perhaps a little more soulful". Her songs, written mostly by herself, embrace a more R&B style.

But those who were fond of her debut will be disappointed here. The highlights of the album are the three singles, All About Tonight, What Do You Take Me For? and Kiss The Stars. Sadly, the rest of the album is somewhat monotonous - the songs have similar styles and the album lacks variety.

Nobody Does It Better and Birthday are decent enough, but Stevie On The Radio and Come Get It Now are mediocre at best. Both focus on the overdone theme of singing and dancing.

Lott proved her talent in singing and producing with her first album. Now she needs to break out of her comfort zone and take some risks, add variety to her repertoire and create her own sound. To be a star in the music business, she needs to lead a trend rather than follow it. Will the third time be the charm?

YP Rating: 2/5

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