Album of the Week: Nadia Reid’s Preservation

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“I remember recording the tracks, it was about 11 at night, and I felt almost transcendental, as if I was out of my body, singing these words to myself. That’s what these songs are: a confession to my future and past self.” So Nadia Reid introduces her sophomore album Preservation, out now on new British label Basin Rock.

Traveling for hundreds of miles touring her debut record, Reid found herself longing for her homeland New Zealand. From these meditations Preservation was borna ten-track album, or, rather, a musical photograph, as Reid likes to define her work.

A collection soft folks tracks reminiscent of both Cat Power and Joni Mitchell, Reid explains, “This record is about being okay with who I am in the world, and who I want to be. Learning to live with the fact I’m a person who operates differently to others.”

Watch a video for “The Arrow and The Aim” and listen to the title track “Preservation” after the jump.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →