Tom Moon of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with Nikka Costa about her inability to become a chart topping act where she insisted, “I always wanted to build slowly. You know, sneak up on people. The frustrating thing has been not being able to connect with people and actually see people who are feeling the record. But I knew I wasn’t going to be the instant No. 1 chart-topping pop diva. I’d rather have a long career, and that’s why we’re putting so much into performing: I want to be able to tour whether I’m selling tons of records or not.”
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