|Nerina Pallot||Stay Lucky|
|Idaho Records||October 13th, 2017|
Nerina Pallot — Stay Lucky (October 13th, 2017) • Používá jednoduchý, krásný jazyk, který nevyžaduje mnoho slov. Pár, dobře zvolených slov, je mnohem účinnějších. Nezapomínejme, že ovládá jak kytaru (5 skladeb), tak piano a to všechno rámuje její krásný hlas. Nerina Pallot má impozantní životopis. Byla nominována na Brit Award v roce 2007 jako nejlepší British Female Solo Artist (v Earls Court, London zvítězila nakonec Amy Winehouse), a napsala písně pro Kylie Minogue a Dianu Vickers.
• A dexterous, complex but affecting return... Adaptable English alternative singer/songwriter with multiple chart appearances in the UK. Birth name: Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot
Born: 26 April 1974, London, UK
Origin: Jersey, Channel Islands ~~ London, UK
Album release: October 13th, 2017
Record Label: Idaho Records
01 Juno 4:05
02 Man Didn’t Walk on the Moon 5:18
03 Bring Him Fire 3:53
04 Come into My Room 4:37
05 Stay Lucky 4:27
06 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 4:25
07 Better 6:25
08 All Gold 3:56
09 Come Back to Bed 4:13
10 Bird 5:25
℗ 2017 Idaho Records
• Pallot plays piano, analogue synthesiser, guitar and percussion, and is joined by musicians including:
• Bernard Butler (guitar on ‘Bring Him Fire’, ‘Come Back To Bed’ and ‘All Gold’),
• Markus Feehily (backing vocals on ‘Bird’, ‘Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon’ and ‘Come Into My Room’) and
• Rod Thomas AKA Bright Light Bright Light (BV’s on ‘Stay Lucky’ and ‘All Gold’).
The core group on the album are from Michael Kiwanuka’s touring band —
• Steve Pringle on keys,
• Alex Bonfanti on bass and
• Lewis Wright on drums.
ROBIN MURRAY NEWS 14 · 06 · 2017
•Ξ• Nerina Pallot has a pretty diverse record collection.
•Ξ• She’s a Joni Mitchell fanatic — “when am I not listening to Joni?” — but her full collection veers from A Tribe Called Quest, Peggy Lee, Solange to Air, Bill Withers, and Massive Attack.
•Ξ• New album ‘Stay Lucky is due out later in the year, and it’s a fantastic statement of independence from a true individual.
•Ξ• She says: “I made the bulk of the album over a couple of weekends in autumn 2016 and did it in RAK studios in London. I wrote and produced it on my own.”
•Ξ• “I’m playing piano and synths and guitars and percussion on the record too. All the synths are analogue, which is worth pointing out because I started writing on a Juno (thus the song title) and that kind of guided the soundscape I was going for — warm, lush, old skool.”
•Ξ• ‘Warm, lush, old skool’ is certainly a description that matches the title cut — engrossing, dexterous and complex, the vocal is also hugely affecting.
About Nerina Pallot
•Ξ• Alternative singer and songcrafter Nerina Pallot was born in London on April 26, 1975. As a child she taught herself piano, later adding guitar to her repertoire before studying violin and opera at boarding school. After signing to Polydor, Pallot issued her debut LP, Dear Frustrated Superstar, in the summer of 2001, releasing the singles “Patience” and “Alien.” After management secured her the opening slot on rocker Bryan Adams’ upcoming arena tour, the label pulled the album from stores with an eye to reissuing the disc complete with a new single, “Photograph.” But an appearance on the British children’s television program Live and Kicking proved disastrous when fellow guest Faye Tozer of pop group Steps accidentally pushed Pallot off the show’s couch; the mishap aired live and made Pallot the butt of much joking, and Polydor terminated her contract just a few weeks later, never returning Dear Frustrated Superstar to retail. Outside of contributing lead vocals to electronic duo Delerium’s 2003 single “Truly,” Pallot spent the next four years out of sight, finally resurfacing in the spring of 2005 with Fires, issued on her own Idaho label. The LP proved a critical and commercial favorite and was reissued in updated form a year later on the Warner subsidiary 14th Floor Records, reaching number 21 on the U.K. album charts. The single “Everybody’s Gone to War” became a Top 20 hit. Her third studio album, The Graduate, followed in 2009 and hit the U.K.’s Top 50, an accomplishment matched by 2011’s Year of the Wolf, a record that saw her back with Polydor. Wanting to shake up the writing~recording~single~album~tour routine, Pallot instead spent 2014 on a series of monthly self~released EPs she referred to as The Year of the EPs, and only limited performing in the U.K. 2015 saw her return to the full~length format with the gritty The Sound and the Fury, a mix of new songs and re~recordings of favorite picks from The Year of the EPs. ~ Jason Ankeny & Marcy Donelson
Blog: August 2 by Alex’s Crazy Stupid Blog
SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?
•Ξ• The story of the artist behind this week’s essential new song, and my love of them, starts about 11 years ago. On the very rare occasions I let anybody have access to my iTunes library (yes I still have one, yes I’m still stuck in a decade ago. Deal with it), they’ll look a bit confused when they see I have pretty much every album this lady has released, and go ‘Who is she?’ or better still ‘You never told me you were a fan of them!’
•Ξ• I feel therefore, in some ways, like I am disclosing some closely guarded secret in this week’s blog. I first heard of Nerina Pallot whilst on a sixth form outing to a university open day in the spring of 2006. Local radio was playing on the school minibus whilst we hurtled down the A12 on a windy March day, and at the time, I mistakenly thought the person singing the song that had just come on the airwaves was Sheryl Crow.
•Ξ• I then realised quite quickly it wasn’t the ‘All I Wanna Do’ hitmaker. Certainly not with the observant, at times witty lyrics in her modern day anti~combat protest anthem, ‘Everybody’s Gone to War’, which remains a certified lost gem to this day. After seeing the single’s accompanying video of her, caught in the crossfire of a food fight in an American farmers market, I was hooked and keen to find out more.
•Ξ• And I was even more pleasantly surprised to discover that ‘Fires’, her album from whence it came that went onto receive platinum sales and nods at the Ivor Novellos and Brit Awards, was actually the Jersey born Pallot’s second LP, and that she’d released her debut, ‘Dear Frustrated Superstar’ some five whole years prior to that to, criminally, virtual disregard. I bought both albums and thus I was a fan of Nerina’s from thereon in.
•Ξ• Never one to stay stuck to one style of music — particularly true of a lot of lesser singer/songwriters than her — she has always demonstrated her versatility and love of a clever pop sensibility throughout her career, even whilst writing songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers, with her husband, record producer Andy Chatterley.
•Ξ• This has happily continued into ‘Stay Lucky’, the title track off her forthcoming sixth studio album. A lush but simply produced number, it’s evocative of Joni Mitchell (one of her heroes) and, somewhat chicly, late Dusty Springfield with its 60s bluesy leanings.
•Ξ• In a further genius move, Pallot has also made like Girls Aloud before her and recorded a version of the single in French, under the title ‘Ta Chance‘, which makes it sound ten times more brilliant and like it should be best accompanying grainy footage of Brigitte Bardot in Nice and St Tropez c. 1967. It is thus building my excitement for what is sure to be another corker of an album from Nerina — even if she remains the best kept secret in my iTunes library. •Ξ• https://alexscsb.com/
BY ISABELLA THORPE~WOODS. Score: ****
by Tom, hmv London, 12/10/2017
•Ξ• Dear Frustrated Superstar (2001)
•Ξ• Fires (2005)
•Ξ• The Graduate (2009)
•Ξ• Year of the Wolf (2011)
•Ξ• The Sound and The Fury (2015)
•Ξ• Stay Lucky (2017)
Emma Banks at Creative Artists Agency —
|Nerina Pallot||Stay Lucky|
|Idaho Records||October 13th, 2017|