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Moses Sumney
Eastlake Craft Brewery

Jan 18, 2016


Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs

(Scissortail Records)

New Zealand’s Nadia Reid has spent much of the last decade writing the music for her debut full-length album Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs—a considerable amount of time for a 23-year-old songwriter. At ten tracks, the album is modest and metered, but spans a range of folk and blues influences over its 39 minutes. Mapping out tales of change and loss, whilst drawing inspiration from reading, writing, the human condition, falling in and out of love, death, and birth - it all lends to a superbly balanced album that moves surreptitiously between sparse and fragile melancholia to beautifully brutal lyricism with a philosophical maturity that belies her years. With Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs, Reid is emerging as one of the country’s (and the year’s) most evocative new artists.

Here at Radio K, we have enjoyed spinning this record and wish Nadia the best in the future!!