Release Date: Dec 3, 2012
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Contemporary R&B
The debut solo album from N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge Tulisa doesn't start promisingly. The spoken-word Intro espouses female empowerment but sounds like Pat Butcher flatly intoning rejected taglines for Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, before the numbing, generic trance stylings of recent No 1 single Young kick in. Live Your Life and the atrocious Kill Me Tonight are cut from the same cloth, while Damn is a ponderous power ballad.
It’s never easy to leave a successful pop group in its prime. The trick of being a successful solo artist -- as the likes of Robbie Williams and Cheryl Cole have ably shown -- is to have bags of charisma, and most important of all, the songs. Sadly, the debut album from the former N-Dubz member Tulisa Contostavlos has neither. Despite being a popular judge during her first season of the U.K.