We don’t quite understand Australian radio’s neglect of Nicole Scherzinger’s solo career – let’s face it, without her the Pussycat Dolls would be relegated to being purely a dance troupe.
‘Poison’ was a great solo single – it hit the big time over in the UK. ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ is another strong pop tune that most certainly wouldn’t sound out of place on today’s radio playlists. Blending R&B with straight out pop, it’s less frenetic as its predecessor, but no less spectacular a pop song.
The clip, though relatively simple, features Nic in a variety of set-ups, from the back of a taxi to an all but stripped apartment. But it’s the final chorus where the lights and wind stream through the windows like a scene from ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ that it really steps up a notch.
If this track was by the Pussycat Dolls, it’d be all over Aussie radio and a subsequent top ten smash. Shame then that they pay so much attention to the artist and not the song, ’cause for our money ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ is pretty perfect pop.