Truth be told, when it comes to singing, ability is not always the most crucial thing. The proper amount of attitude, emotion and charm go a long way to replace the vocal shortcomings. Especially for a pop singer, a charming outer appearance may count more.
Niki is such a pop singer, who does a very good job in movies and soap operas, and now comes out to be a singer. I still remember that I was attracted by her at the first time I saw her in the movie “The next station, Tianhou”. In that movie, Niki played the role of pop singer who didn’t know how to sing; but with her beautiful appearance, she was given lots of opportunities. However, in the end, she was replaced by Kim Taishi, played by Charlene Choi, who sang quite well.
Niki does a very good job in acting because she has a sense of humor and a good appearance. But in singing, it seems that she lacks some talents, because her voice is a bit weak. However, with some make-ups, she can sing an entire song with charming sweet voice.
In this new album, she sings six songs of love. All six songs are well selected, which are written by some famous composer and lyrics writers. So we can know that BMA bets a lot on her.
The first song, <猜灯谜>, is for dancing. The light tempo and nice rhythm attract me most. When I listened to this song, I just wanted to throw my arms and legs, and dance with Niki. With it be the first song, people can be lured by this beautiful lady’s sexy voice.
Then a slower song comes. <越怕越怕追> is a love song, whose lyrics are written by Lin Xi, one of the most famous lyrics writers in Hong Kong. The tune is good, but Niki lacks the ability to express her emotions well.
<轻飘飘> is a typical Fang-Datong-type song. Most of the songs written by him are in this kind of light tempos. Anyhow, Fiona sings better than Niki, because Fiona has a sense of rhythm, but Niki just sings a song.
I think, <信> and <天梯> are more nicer than <越怕越怕追>, no matter in the emotion expressing or the tunes. Maybe the lyrics written by Lin Xi is too abstruseness for Niki to understand. However, these three songs are in the same type, some light love songs. The last song of this Cantonese album is a Mandarin song. Some what odd, but it is also a love song. Love songs are almost the same no matter in what language it is written.
To be a pop singer, Niki has the advantage of charming outer appearance. But we all know that she just sings for fun. What she cares more is her acting field. So we shall not expect too much upon her. What’s more, the cover for the first edition is a little ridiculous, but the one for the second edition is a very beautiful photo of Niki. So please choose the one you love.