Image © Viki Nova
Think For Yourself Records 2003
(21 March 2004) Hungarian-born singer/songwriter Viki Nova is multi-talented,
having recently written and released her debut album, Catch Me
If You Can (Think For Yourself Records (USA) TFY-5388, 2003)
on her own label. Apparently, the album was recorded in seven
days in Falls Church, Virginia. It was produced and mixed by Rich
Isaac, also known for working with SR-71 and Marvelous 3. This
pop/rock artist skillfully displays her talent with her clear vocals,
awesome guitar, and sometimes insightful lyrics.
"This album has the full rock band sound I’ve always wanted and
was hearing in my head when I wrote these songs," according to Nova.
Out of the ten tracks, some standout songs include "Nothing Changes,"
"Die Another Day," "At All Cost," "I'm Yours(Catch Me If You Can),"
and her closing track, "Take Me." While Nova has written great melodies
and has some cracking vocals, some of the songs seem to replicate
themselves. The song with the most diversity in her repertoire, showcasing
her outstanding ability is "If You Didn't Need Me." The poignant lyrics,
soaring and soulful vocals as well as the exceptional rock sound make
this song a highlight.
The album is a great first effort by Nova. She is able to demonstrate
some of her versatility, and her energy is certainly felt by the listener. Check out the soundbites and additional photos on Viki's website.
She certainly has an upbeat vocal and sensitive lyrical style, and more
great songs are earnestly awaited by this empowered female pop/rock