Home grown talent, Olivia Ong's third album, who is currently based in Tokyo, has her crooning, in bossa nova, Sade and Antonio Carlos Jobim's cover versions. Her clear voice and good sense of the groove has her jazzing in style.
It is an improvement to the previous pop numbers in her sopohomore offering - Precious Stones. Make it Mutual and Fade Away sounds really better in bossa nova or perhaps it is just my preference.
It is a commendable effort from Olivia Ong as she takes on Bossa Nova with girlish delight. Favourites in the album include a lovely girlish redition of Seiko Matsuda's Sweet Memories. Also good to listen are L-O-V-E and Wave.
Other than some slight difficulty with the low tones, it looks like a good effort with some of the album's lyrics being written by her. Yo go, girl!