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February 27 2017

Nadia Reid’s ‘Preservation’ out now. Huge reviews!!!!!


“one of the year’s landmark releases” MOJO
“simply breathtaking” ***** Record Collector
“pretty much off the scale” The Line Of Best Fit 8/10
“continues Reid’s graceful trajectory…” Uncut 8/10
“‘Preservation’ proves that whatever she discovered on her journey, it was very much a worthwhile undertaking.” Loud & Quiet
“Perfectly crafted statements from a blossoming talent” the Guardian

Self-discovery doesn’t come easy. It’s usually a rite of passage to get burned before the wounds can heal and often takes a new perspective to truly understand yourself. 18 months and 10,000kms travelled since many needles first dropped on her debut LP Listen To Formation Look For The Signs, it’s safe to say with new album Preservation, Nadia Reid now knows herself extremely well.

“Preservation is about the point I started to love myself again. It is about strength, observation and sobriety,” Nadia says. “It’s about when I could see the future again. When the world was good again. When music was realised as my longest standing comfort.”

An ode to self-reflection and self-betterment, Preservation is the sound of Nadia showing her true colours, taking back a bit of power, and learning more about herself. Deeply intellectual but felt by all, it punches harder than before. Nadia’s beautifully warm vocals coolly wrap around feelings of turbulence, and exude a gently improved confidence. “This record is about being OK with who I am in the world, and who I want to be. Learning to live with the fact I’m a person who operates differently to others,” admits Nadia. “I’m richer for the fact I am a musician. Without this way of being, I couldn’t write songs.”

Returning to the production skills of Ben Edwards in his Sitting Room studios and long term guitarist Sam Taylor, this time around everything is rubbed in more grit and channels Nadia’s deftly profound take on life and whilst we already knew it, her own realisation that it is music which drives her. “I remember recording the tracks, it was about 11 at night, and I felt almost transcendental, as if I was out of my body, singing these words to myself. That’s what these songs are; a confession to my future and past self.”

APRIL TOUR DATES

THU 20TH, Sydney, Golden Age Cinema (Free)
FRI 21ST, Newcastle, The Edwards (Free)
SAT 22ND, Melbourne, The Toff  (link below)
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/nadia-reid-preservation-tour-with-special-guests/93013?&pLock=&vip=&skin=&ref=seo

Listen to lead single “The Arrow and the Aim