Nikki Bacolod, a product of the talent search Star In A Million in 2005 and a talent of Viva Artists Agency (VAA), is making a serious bid to establish herself as a more mature performer with the release of her second album under Viva Records, Not That Kind of Girl.
The title is a reference to Nikki's new sound and image. She's no longer the sweet and innocent 16-year-old who sang syrupy ballads. So, expect a lot of surprises in this 12-track album.
Ayon sa kanya, "Maraming nagbago, ang look, hindi na pa-sweet. 'Yong sound ko ngayon, mas edgy at mas mature. Dati, ang mga kinakanta ko, karamihan, ballads. Dito sa album na ito, dalawa lang ang ballads, the rest, puro danceable na."
Naglalaman ng isang dosenang awitin ang kanyang album, siyam na English songs at ang tatlo dito ay isinalin sa Tagalog ni Chukie Dreyfus. Ang title track ay isang orihinal na Spanish song na ang pamagat ay "Yo No Soy Esa Mujer."
Nilalaman ng album ang mga awiting "Malapit Na" (Never Go Insane), "Step It Up," "Wild Girl," "Nalilito," "Ginugulo," (You're My Mystery) "Away From It All" (Mas Fuerte Que Tu), "A Little Nervous," "Bola" (Coming To An End), "Dreaming My Own Dream," "Somebody" (A Veces), "Anything and Everything," and "Rock Me Tonight" (Dime Que Quieres).
All tracks were produced by Christian de Walden, who was also responsible for Sarah Geronimo's album Becoming. But that shouldn't be taken to mean that Nikki will come out sounding like Sarah on the album. Not at all. The new Nikki sounds a lot closer to Lindsay Lohan. It's pop music with a rock edge and a more mature sensibility.
Last year, nagkaroon ng role si Nikki sa ABS-CBN show na Pangarap na Bituin kung saan siya ang naging ka-trayangulo ng loveteam nina Maja Salvador at Jay-R Siaboc. Nakasama rin siya sa pelikulang Ang Cute ng Ina Mo na pinagbibidahan nina Anne Curtis at Ai-Ai delas Alas. Sa ngayon ay nagho-host si Nikki ng isang local show sa ABS-CBN Davao, Kapamilya Winner Ka.
Nikki's Not That Kind of Girl album is distributed by Viva Records and is available at all major record stores throughout the country.