The number two is powerful. Not only does it signify Nina Sky’s tag teaming force on the R&B plateau, it also signifies the culmination of their sophomore release, “The Musical.”
Since their global recognition in 2004 with the reggae-infused pop jam, “Move Ya Body,” the duo has spent four years challenging their voices and learning more about themselves in life and in business. “Just because we weren’t in the spotlight doesn’t mean we weren’t making moves,” Natalie explains. “These last four years were spent traveling, doing shows all over the world, writing and working with other artists. We’ve really had time to mature into women and master our craft. It shows lyrically and vocally on this album.”
While four years have elapsed, “The Musical” aims to keep Nina Sky listeners in tune with the duo’s journey since their first album. It takes just one listen to their new album–a savvy mix of R&B songs heavily influenced by hip-hop, classic rock and soul supported by intriguing, ethereal vocals–to understand why Polo Grounds/J Records signed the twin team. Besides arranging vocals, Nicole and Natalie penned each track on the album, at times testing their work of art on eager audiences before it was officially ready.
As Nicole and Natalie ready for a fresh beginning, their musical abilities have never once failed to resonate with audiences. “We aren’t only singers; we write all of our music,” Natalie reveals. “Nicole plays guitar and deejays. We are very musical and try to show this while on stage. Our vibe isn’t like your typical group! Because Nicole deejays, she’s able to command the crowd and every once and a while, we’ll bring the guitar out on stage to show our versatility.” As a teen, Nicole mastered the turntables but relied on her guitar playing skills to support the lyrics she and Natalie wrote. Fast forward years later and the duo’s songwriting capabilities are displayed in catchy uptempo songs with hip-hop flair to poignant ballads.
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