April 25, 2011

The Remarkable Return of Sarah Nixey

This is Sarah Nixey tweeting.

And that brilliant moment – a reference to her classic
Black Box Recorder track, Andrew Ridgeley – marked Sarah Nixey's debut on Twitter last week. Why now? Sarah is about to release her second solo album, Brave Tin Soldiers, on May 9. This record is different to anything she has produced before. While Sing. Memory, her debut, was lush and contemplative, Brave Tin Soldiers offers a different take on that. It is organic, not electronic, and softer, quieter. This should be not be translated as stripped down or folkie; many of the songs are full bodied, immaculately arranged. The album's showstopper is one of her finest songs to date, The Burial Of Love. Sarah calls it "the saddest song I've ever written. It's all cry your heart out lyrics and strings."

More on the album soon. Here now is a slinky, retro remix of the first single, Brave Tin Soldier, this one called Brave Tin Lovers. You can download it now.

Brave Tin Lovers by TheFreelanceHellraiser

The single hits May 2, with the album to follow May 9 (iTunes pre-order)


Michael said...

What old track should the hook on Lovers remind me of? I can almost hear it but not quite.

Anonymous said...

If anything this song most reminds me of - Teena Marie!!!

Circa late 70s/early 80s R&B like Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love" melody-wise or Lee Ritenour's "Is It You".

Great choice!