Over the last seven years, emergent singer/songwriter Nadia Reid, has become one of the most significant voices to emerge from New Zealand’s burgeoning modern music scene.
Across two albums, 2014’s “Listen To Formation, Look For Signs” and 2017’s “Preservation,” she’s cultivated an evocative soundworld where the tender closeness of bedsit folk and the expansive dreamscapes of gothic neo-psychedelia intertwine like crisscrossing rivers; truth pushing against metaphor as their currents collide.
If “Listen To Formation, Look For Signs,” was what set her up to take her music overseas, “Preservation” has been the record sustaining her through recent European and US tours. Intricately detailed, and heart stoppingly felt, whether at quiet whisper, or loud raw, it’s undeniable.
Stream “Preservation” on Bandcamp.