Jessica Mauboy Returns With “Risk It”
The last time we heard from Australian pop star Jessica Mauboy, she was dabbling in drum & bass on “This Ain’t Love” — her ninth top 10 hit at home. However, instead of charging ahead with album number four, the 27-year-old made a slight detour. She stars in new TV series called The Secret Daughter and provides the entire soundtrack including new single, “Risk It.” Produced by DNA, the catchy anthem is a return to the soulful pop of debut LP Been Waiting and Get ‘Em Girls.
The soundtrack (due October 7) is destined to be something of a curiosity for pop fans with five new songs — “Risk It,” “Stuck In The Middle,” “Home To Me,” “Closer” and “Something About You” — and 12 covers including new versions of Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” and Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph.” She even puts her own spin on Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love!” I’d prefer an album of original material, but this will do for now. Listen to her perky new track below.