Nadia Shattered Skies Interview

Nadia Shattered Skies Interview

Nadia has released two singles "Torture" and "Club Accord" from her debut album, "Shattered Skies". The acoustic double album has 21 original songs. It's a mix of pop, soul and rock.

The album was recorded and mastered by Matty Trump, who produced Sam Adams', "Boston Boy", debut album.

For more information, go to Nadia's official website at www.nadiaworld.com

Interview with Nadia Salomon

Question: How did it feel to hear your songs Torture and Club Accord played all over the airwaves?

Nadia Salomon: To saying "exciting" would be an understatement. Getting airplay is such an affirmation of all the hard work that goes into creating each song. Airplay = worthwhile.


Question: How would you describe the album, Shattered Skies?

Nadia Salomon: Shattered Skies, is mostly an acoustic album. It's a mix of pop, soul and rock. There's even a hint of blues thrown in. It's an emotionally eclectic album; it features universal themes that are relatable and deal with life's daily struggles. The songs were recorded live in one or two takes. The only song that had some production (a chorus effect) was, 'One For Me'. I recorded and mastered the album with producer Matty Trump. He produced Sam Adam's debut album, Boston Boy. Overall, the album is visceral and raw. I think it captures some of the pain, loss, anger, frustration and hope I was feeling at the time.


Question: What is the story behind the album name?

Nadia Salomon: I was playing around with the concept of light and dark. Being a double album, I separated the songs into these two categories. I was also thinking of imagery for the album cover and kept thinking of the phantom zone; like being trapped by your emotions. However, over time, I just decided to refer to the collection as songs that could be found under a shattered sky.


Question: Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Nadia Salomon: Yes. I continue to write my own songs. I'm inspired by so many things. I find that I'm an emotional writer and tend to write in reaction to things going on around me or what I see others going through.


Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Nadia Salomon: I'm addicted to AltNation and Palladia, so most of the artists that are featured on these programs from Airborne Toxic Event, Mute Math to Black Country Communion. I've also been following some of the local artists and bands I've worked with like, Coffee Blue and Emily Earle.


Question: Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?

Nadia Salomon: No. I don't give up very easily. I've come too far to throw in the towel.


Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Nadia Salomon: The answer remains live. Performing live is such an overwhelming feeling…I can't really explain it in words. I can definitely say it's like an adrenaline rush - a scary, thrilling and sensory experience. It's better than recording live in a studio.


Question: What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Nadia Salomon: River.


Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Nadia Salomon: In addition to time, I'd have to say my music itself. Even though it can be categorised as pop, soul and rock…a lot of the labels I've sent my music to aren't sure how to market it. I believe with drive and persistence things will eventually pan out in the direction I'd like to move my music.


Question: What's a typical day like, for you?

Nadia Salomon: I'm definitely, overscheduled. I try to squeeze out time wherever I can find it to work on my music. I'm not always successful, but, I try.


Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Nadia Salomon: It's still the song-writing process.


Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Nadia Salomon: That's a really tough question considering there are so many brilliant artists out there right now. I'd still say my dream writes would be with BRMC and Citizen Cope. However, it'd be really cool to work with U2, Jack White, Mutemath, Sons of Sylvia, The Script, Lenny Kravitz and Justin Bieber. ...Yes, the Biebs.


Question: Do you have a website fans can visit?

Nadia Salomon: www.nadiaworld.com


Question: What message would you like to say to your fans?

Nadia Salomon: Thank you for discovering and listening to my music!


Interview by Brooke Hunter

 

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