I had the pleasure of catching Nerina Pallot live late last year when she came to perform an acoustic set at The National Centre For Early Music here in York. It was a show that reminded me of her too often overlooked genius and introduced me to her magnetic personality. So, when I saw she had a new track out, I knew I had to cover it. It’s called Cold Places.
By Graeme Smith
Cold Places takes Nerina’s sound in a different direction from her early ’00s indie rock-pop that she is perhaps most well-known for. There are elements of disco here, with layers of synth and strings. Her beautiful vocals are lifted by effects, giving the whole piece an heightened sense of emotion. Everything falls away for a stunning chorus where bass and beats take centre stage.
The track is taken from Nerina’s seventh studio album I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, which is set for release on 17 June. You can have a listen to Cold Places below.