Platinum-selling,Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot returns in style with hernew album Year of the Wolf. The album released on 30 May is her firstrelease on Geffen Records
Produced entirely with Britpop guitar legend BernardButler, Year Of The Wolf is, simply put, the accumulation of Nerina’stalents honed over the years. It runs the gamut of Nerina’s love of euphoricpop songs with big heart-bursting choruses like lead single Put Your HandsUp - ramped up to even more joyousheights by Butler’s stomping widescreen production - to the meditativefolk-soul of Grace, bridging the gap between pop and art with effortlessgrace.
Much of Year Of The Wolf was written andrecorded during Nerina’s pregnancy last year, and ranges from the headyva-va-voom of Turn Me On Again (“People over-intellectualise popsometimes – good pop should be three and half minutes about sex really,” shesuccinctly states) to the sweeping, classical rhapsody of History Boys,a personal reaction to the news footage of bereaved mothers aired during theChilcot Inquiry (“the most emotional, and political, song I’ve ever written”).
Attentive students of the airwaves will know Nerinafrom her on-off flirtations with the charts over the past decade or so (mostnotably her 2006 radio staple Everybody’s Gone To War and the IvorNovello-nominated Sophia) or more recently her songwriting credits forthe likes of Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. But that’s only part of the story– as her new album Year Of The Wolf resolutely displays.
Nerina will be performing a one-off show at theBloomsbury Theatre, London on 20 April, premiering new songs from the album.
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