Reflection, self-discovery, human nature and forgiveness are all themes of Nadia Reid’s new album.
The Port Chalmers musician, who has just returned from her second European tour, will release her second album, Preservation, tomorrow, before playing two shows in Dunedin at the end of the month.
Interviewed via email while in Europe, Reid said she “couldn’t be happier” to be releasing her second album.
“I’m so pleased that I get the chance to make and release records,” Reid said.
The 10-track album was recorded with Ben Edwards at the Sitting Room studios in Lyttelton, where Reid recorded her previous records.
“Same band, same producer, same studio … We were all a little older and wiser, I think. The time progression shines through in this record – for me anyway.”
She was most excited about title track Preservation, which used to bring her to tears when she performed it – but it soon wore off after playing the song every night, she said.
“It resonates with an important time, it’s reflective and is very close to my heart.”
Her European shows had gone “really well”, attracting bigger crowds than her tour last year, and received a “nice response”, she said.
“I love playing over this side of the world. “I’m so blessed to be able to do it.”
She would begin her New Zealand tour at the end of this month, and was “really excited” to be starting it with two shows at the Port Chalmers Town Hall, she said.
“Port is a special place for me, and the town hall is exquisite and so underused. Both nights will be really special.”
Support would be from fellow Dunedin band the Broken Heartbreakers, who were the “best band in New Zealand”.
The shows, on March 30 and 31, will also feature Reid with a full band, a first for Dunedin audiences.
For tickets or more information go online to www.undertheradar.co.nz.