Written during a global pandemic ‘Willing’ is a collection of stories of friendship, love and loneliness lost and found.
This album features a beautiful mix of genres, from the upbeat soul folk-pop that will have you dancing in seconds, to melodies that’ll soften the hardest of hearts. Ever present through the album is Lady Nade's dash of roots and jazz, creating a layered cake of musical flavours and harmonies.
The album portrays personal emotions and relationships, that sometimes breakdown, fail, and perhaps fortunately, endure. You’ll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had. The heart of Nade’s debut album ‘Hard to Forget’ was lovingly crafted mostly in the kitchen. A dedicated food aficionado, Nade poured her creativity into every song, and lavished each with a recipe to match. The finished result is a deeply evocative and emotive album, filled with wonderful words that nourish both body and soul.
Grief isn’t a straightforward thing to feel, comprehend or explain away. Some days, the clouds roll away and the world is clear and bright. Other days you glimpse the reflection of loss in a shop window and the sky darkens suddenly. Are you ok? Is life wonderful or woeful? This song recognises that it is never straightforward.
Willing is a message of acceptance, loyalty and friendship, particularly poignant after this prolonged period of separation. All too often we try to be the person we think other people want us to be rather than ourselves. Willing is a celebration of who we are, and how we can support each other.
A big-hearted ode to true love carried along by gently strumming guitar. The hard truth that money can’t buy love is declared, but in contrast to the weary cynicism of so many country songs, this is no tough luck story of cheap romance. Instead, Nade sees the joy in finding love at its most honest and simple form.
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