Release Date: Jan 20, 2017
Record label: N/A
Ronika’s sparky dance-pop debut Selectadisc wasn’t just one of the best albums of 2014 – it also seemed to have healing properties. On the month it was released, the autoimmune disease that frequently left her housebound or in hospital went into remission. No surprise, then, that this follow-up remains upbeat, with explorations into 90s R&B and hip-hop joining her synth-heavy disco stylings.
Ronika 'Lose My Cool' (RecordShop)Combining the best bits of the 80s, 90s and our current musical era, Ronika’s second album is a seductive genre-bending collection. ‘Dissolve’ and ‘Never My Love’ are sensual and R&B-flavoured, ‘Make Your Move’ is full of Chic disco vibes and ‘Trying to See in the Dark’ boasts a stadium-sized, guitar-led chorus. Elsewhere, on the addictive ‘All Comes Back 2 U’ and ‘Better Than Ever’ (which steps into Mariah Carey territory), the 90s pop influence shines through.