Known for her soulful and sultry singing voice, Nina has released her latest album, Stay Alive, under Universal Records. The Diamond Record award holder says her 12-track album aims to make a significant statement: "Yung iba po kasi sinasabi na 'wala na [ako],' pero hindi nila alam na gumagawa lang [ako] ng album. [It's] to tell everybody... na 'I'm staying alive.'" Photo: Noel Orsal

Soothing tunes and moving ballads are Nina's trademark.

In her new album, Stay Alive, the Soul Siren radiates a different vibe and energy. The 12-track, all-original repertoire offers a wide range of genres from staple ballads to house, club music to pop, and rhythm and blues.

Stay Alive is a testament to Nina's evolution as an artist and determination to be a better performer. Five out of the twelve singles in her latest album feature upbeat, catchy tunes, which show her passion for dance music.

"Dance," her carrier single, is a fast track that fans will surely delight in. Its music video features a sizzling Soul-Siren showing off her dance moves.

The video also bares the artist's sexier bod—which she worked hard to achieve by taking intense dance classes, boxing, and tennis.

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Track 2, "Staying Alive," is another smoking track with bold and powerful lyrics: "I shouldn't let them knock knock knock me down... I'm staying alive."

Among the danceable songs are the pop-ish "Laging Ikaw." Tracks 6 and 7, "Only With You" and "I Came to Dance," feature infectious and enticing party-house music.

While the album attempts to prove the Soul Siren's versatility, Stay Alive is still distinctly Nina with her slow and sentimental ballads. "However Much Love" is a standout. As the song talks about steadfast and unconditional love, Nina's voice heightens the pain and vulnerability evoked by the lyrics and melody.

Other ballads are: "I Don't Want to Fight," which singer-composer Richard Poon wrote for the album, and the emphatic "You Should Know," co-written by Nina with R&B artist Keith Martin.

Stay Alive Special Edition CD, with minus one tracks, is exclusively available in all Odyssey outlets nationwide.

Stay Alive TRACKLISTING:

1. Dance

2. Staying Alive

3. However Much Love

4. Believe in the Dream

5. Laging Ikaw

6. Only With You

7. I Came to Dance

8. I Don't Want to Fight

9. Starlight

10. Missing You

11. You Should Know

12. Hagkan (Sabel Theme Song)