UNDER THE RADAR: Nadia Schilling – “Kite”

UNDER THE RADAR: Nadia Schilling – “Kite”.

We’ve never heard of Caldas da Rainha in Portugal, but apparently it was a hot bed of Portuguese alternative rock in the 1990’s. It was the sounds of that movement that shaped the childhood of Nadia Schilling, and inspired her path into making her own music. Having previously played in a jazz quintet and as part of the band loopooloo, Nadia is now stepping out in a solo style, and this week shared new single, Kite.

Kite is the first taste of Nadia’s upcoming LP, Above The Trees. Building around a naggingly familiar guitar line, Kite is an exercise in subtle musical layering. Beneath Nadia’s understated, country-tinged vocals, piano, drums and waves of strings, drift in and out of prominence with all the orchestral flair of Rufus Wainwright or Meilyr Jones. Citing influences from Nick Cave to Chet Baker and Bill Callahan to Portishead, the debut from this highly promising songwriter promises to be an intriguing and eclectic prospect, and one not to be missed.

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