Released: 14th October 2002.
When "Kiss Kiss" hit the top spot last spring, critics branded her as a one hit wonder but she's proved them wrong, as "Footprints" is a brilliant debut album.
Starting with the already mentioned "Kiss Kiss" (the best song on the album), two great songs come on: the Tarkan-meets-Missy number "Tuck Your Shirt In" (a dancey song about safe-sex) and the well-known "Down Boy", which is another fantastic tune.
Following songs are "City Ain't Big Enough" and "Cocktails and Parties", two mid-tempo pop numbers, "Whoop" (another stomping upbeat oriental-sounding song) and the brilliant "Hush Now", an R&B dancey track and one of the best songs here.
Then we get to one of the two weak moments of the album, "All In The Mind", an electronic tune which isn't that great. Next we have the dance smash "Harder They Come" (which she co-wrote with Rob Davis), the beautiful ballad "Help Me Help You" (originally to be sung by Melanie C) and the mighty "Naughty Girl".
The closing tracks are "Connect", a surprising R&B song that contains a beatbox, and the other weak moment of the album, "Send My Best", which she also co-wrote and is a very boring number.
Overall, a great album that promises big things in Ms. Valance's career!
You've already heard the No. 1 single "Kiss Kiss" and the second top 5 smash "Down Boy" from ex-Neighbours actress Holly Valance, but can she have a long-lasting career in music?
Let's have a closer look at the debut album then. The single "Naughty Girl" is spine tingling midtempo number, which is definitley one of the highlights on the album, as is "Tuck Your Shirt In", which is one of the most uptempo and uplifting tracks here.
"Footprints" also includes the playful and dead catchy "Harder They Come", which sounds similar to something that the Sugababes could've done for their last album. Both "Whoop" & "Connect" are funky uptempo R&B numbers.
"All In The Mind" has touches of R&B and is more laid back, while ''City Ain't Big Enough' is a catchy guitar-driven track that sounds similar to an album track from Emma Bunton.
"Cocktails And Parties" and "Hush Now" both have the Arabic vibe running through them but both have strong lyrics which blend perfectly together.
Holly also delivers some sweet ballads on this album. "Help Me Help You" could be a contender for the Christmas No. 1 spot. "Send My Best" begins with futuristic sounds and kicks straight into a guitar driven track.
Overall, if you were expecting a Kylie type of album or a Natalie Imburglia album, don't bother looking here. Holly delivers something more special and unique.