The English rose Nina Baker has released first single ‘Bruising’ after becoming a popular newcomer after getting through to the finals of the BBC’s ‘Introducing’ in 2013. A graceful piano heavy performance gently builds to subtle power ballad status as she gives a 90’s style heartbreak relationship struggle song.
‘Your lies bruising me’ is repeated from a strong vocal point of view, which stands out against the amalgamation of instruments giving a classic studio performance feel. The single is set alongside a black and white indie style POV video following the day of a life of a guy going out, having a few drinks and struggling to get back home in one piece. A simple but well informed choice for a standard indie-pop style track.
Those who enjoy the output of Tori Amos, Delta Goodrem and Kate Bush will enjoy this unique female voice alongside the classic piano accompaniment. Stay tuned; as this is another rising female star set to sail well at live jazz shows.
Review by Kat Bagshawe