Jodie Nicholson announces her new EP, ‘Can’t Escape the Feeling’, due for release on 20th August via Singing Light Music. To celebrate, she’s sharing the EP’s sentimental and melancholic opening track ‘Be Back Soon’ on Friday 18th June.
“Inspired by leaving Leeds after graduating uni, Be Back Soon is about reflecting on a life you’ll never get back or re-live in the same way. The aftermath of leaving a city, friends, a life behind where you felt sure of who you were” explains Jodie.
“Sonically, this EP feels like the most ‘me’ music I’ve ever created. It combines the magic, conviction and confidence of ‘Move’ while bringing forward the honesty and vulnerability I explored in my previous work.”
Supported by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music Award and produced by Tim Bran (London Grammar, Aurora, Rae Morris), the EP explores what it means to feel alone in a familiar world, cradling vulnerability and loss with pensive lyrics, aching keys, mellow electronics and atmospherics from every-day, solitary moments.
The EP’s stunning focus track ‘Why Would You (Go)’ will be released on Friday 16th July, ahead of Jodie’s main-stage slot at Wilderness Festival alongside Jamie XX and Georgia on 7th August. Completing the EP are the hopeful ‘Second Sun’ and devastatingly beautiful ‘Midnight’, two contrasting tracks which draw the listener into Jodie’s world while she’s at her most reflective, vulnerable and lonely.
Recent single ‘Move’ proved a pivotal shift in sound since her early self-produced recordings and solidified Jodie’s status as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists. The track earned a deserved place on the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist, as well as further tastemaker support from Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Record of the Day, American Songwriter, Mahogany, AlexRainBird and Indie Shuffle, to name but a few.
Inspired by her dad’s love of prog rock, songs that place you in the moment and artists who change sonically with each album, Jodie Nicholson seeks to challenge her singer- songwriter core of delicate melodies and soft instrumentation.
Her ethereal vocals remain constant over a diverse, explorative ground, subtly blurring the lines of genre expectations with warm soundscapes of indie, electro and folk-pop. Musical influences including Daughter, Warpaint, Lucy Rose, Bombay Bicycle Club, Pink Floyd and Laura Marling underpin Jodie’s signature rich harmonies, deep textures and heartfelt lyrics.