Nik has done it again! And it's been well worth the wait since his last album back in 2006!
'Ei8ht', his eighth studio album, continues the adult contemporary sound that Nik has so cleverly mastered in his latter years. When one mentions Nik Kershaw, one thinks of the wild hair, the confusing lyrics, the annoying sing-a-long melodies of the 80s star, but there is a mature Nik that has yet to be discovered by the masses.
Gone is the hair (literally!), the outrageous image and debatable lyrics, for the 'new' (read 'older') Nik takes on a more mature and possibly cynical view of life with eleven thought-provoking, well-written songs that cover a large variety of topics. Standout include THE SKY'S THE LIMIT (the song every parent wants to sing to their child), SHOOT ME (a wry look on what Nik does not want to be), YOU'RE THE BEST (an ode to his loved one) and THE BELL (a beautiful ballad about appreciating the blessed gifts of life). However, each song is a mini-classic in their own right. I struggle to pick a favourite
Give it a listen! You will not be disappointed!
Thank you, Nik, for thirsty years of incredible music!