Posts Tagged ‘Nadia Schilling’

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The music world’s focus doesn’t tend to drift far from the English speaking countries of the Western world, One artist who has become of note though is songwriter Nadia Schilling. Hailing from Caldas da Rainha in Western Portugal, Nadia put out her excellent, slow-burning debut album, “Above The Trees”, back in November, and it seems only now to be garnering the attention is so richly deserves.

Written on the archetypal battered old acoustic guitar; Above The Trees is a record that emerges from a difficult time in Nadia’s life, her songwriting inspired by her mother’s death. At times it feels deeply personal, Nadia exposing her own feelings, whilst simultaneously penning a beautiful tribute to loss and the act of grieving itself. Nodding equally to the raw, honesty of Cat Power or Elliot Smith, and the bruised beauty of Portishead, it is a record of breath-taking intensity that demand’s the listeners full attention to truly deliver its stunning charms. Above The Trees is a record spreading on word of mouth, and one that is thoroughly deserving of.