Rising Hurworth-on-Tees soloist JODIE NICHOLSON will be hitting the road for what will be her debut headline tour this February.
Teasing a little of what to expect, Nicholson has unveiled a spine tingling live sessions of her single Second Sun as well as a remarkable piano rendition of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb. Filmed by Jodie Canwell at The Old Church Studio, Northumberland, you can watch the performances below:
Taking her cues from artists including Daughter, Warpaint, Lucy Rose, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Laura Marling and her Dad’s love of prog rock, Nicholson subtly blurs the lines of genre expectations with warm soundscapes of indie, electro and folk-pop – with her ethereal vocals remaining constant over a diverse, explorative ground.
Nicholson’s songwriting explores what it means to feel alone in a familiar world, cradling vulnerability and loss with aching keys, pensive lyrics, mellow electronics and atmospherics from everyday, solitary moments.
In the intimate new session of Second Sun, Jodie reminds herself that sometimes you need to have faith in things getting better. “It’s one of those songs that’s shifted meaning as time’s gone by,” she tells, “though it began as a very personal, vulnerable thing, I think it resonates with a lot of people and serves as a big connector whenever I play it live. It’s good to be hopeful. There’s always something really special to me about sharing vulnerable music in churches; big, wide open spaces where the sound travels for what feels like miles. The Old Church Studio is such a beautiful space and I’ve quietly been a fan of Jodie Canwell’s work ever since I first saw it. This felt like the perfect space and opportunity to create something beautiful together. I hope people love it as much as we do.”
February 2022 will see her take to the road for her first ever UK headline tour as part of Independent Venue Week, including dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow – culminating with an eagerly awaited debut show at The Cluny. She will perform at Leeds Oporto on February 3rd 2022.