2017 is proving to be an amazing year for Nadia Reid. Currently still in Europe on her second tour there this year, supporting Ryan Adams in his sold out Auckland show in May, named as a finalist for the 2017 APRA Silver Scroll Award that recognises excellence in songwriting, and a bevy of glowing reviews from the world’s biggest music media for both her album and her live shows.
The video for the album title track, Preservation, was directed by Nadia and produced by Julian Vares (Kane Strang, Doprah, Aldous Harding, Fazerdaze).
Nadia says about the video,
“We shot this film over two days on the streets I grew up on in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. The dancer, Bebe, I met in a record shop in Dunedin and instantly wanted her to be in the film. Her grace, and self-assuredness was astounding and for me, it fit perfectly. Bebe, and Lisa Wilkinson, who choreographed the dance completely nailed it.
“Preservation is the title & first song on my second record. There’s an intensity to it, but I actually find it quite beautiful in so many ways. It was cleansing to write. It is about loss, reflection and the future. For some reason, during the release of the album, I struggled to fully understand it’s meaning, there’s this sort of unconscious state I often need to enter with songwriting, where meanings tend to become clearer and more obvious to me, months, or, years later...
So here we are, I am so grateful to NZ On Air Music & Dunedin City Council for funding this film & to everyone who currently works with and alongside me. Enjoy.”
Friday October 27th: San Fran, Wellington
Saturday October 28th: Black Estate, Waipara
Sunday October 29th: Plato, Dunedin
Tickets go on sale Thursday September 7th -MIDDAY via www.nadiareid.com
Nadia Reid is also playing at the Wondergarden Festival - in Auckland - December 31st
More details on her website