4 Dec 2019

Nadia Reid releases new single, announces new album and tour

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 4 December 2019

Nadia Reid has released new single, ‘Best Thing’ and announced she’ll release her third album Out of My Province on March 6th, followed by a nationwide tour.

‘Best Thing’ is the first single from Nadia Reid’s upcoming new album Out of My Provence and comes with a video filmed on location in Nadia’s beloved hometown of Dunedin.

“It needed to be shot in Dunedin,” Nadia says, “Because it’s where I’m from and where the song came into the world.”

Out of My Province will be released on March 6th, 2020 followed by a nationwide tour.

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Nadia recorded her new album in Richmond, Virginia, alongside producers at Spacebomb Records. It’s the first time she’s recorded abroad.

Out of My Province is definitely a travelling album; they are road songs,” Nadia says. She wrote it during a period of intense touring.

Leaving New Zealand to record with strangers, Nadia didn’t expect a “family” to be waiting for her. She says teaming up with Spacebomb pushed her songs beyond boundaries she ever thought possible.

“When we arrived, it felt natural and good. Trey [Pollard, producer at Spacebomb] had a strong vision. At times, stronger than my own. I sort of blindly ambled in. I wrote the songs and believed in them. That’s all I really knew. Everyone was extremely welcoming and positive.”

The album takes its title from an interview with one of Nadia’s favourite New Zealand authors, the late Janet Frame. The interviewer suggests she’s one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, to which Frame uncomfortably replies, "That question doesn't reach me. It's out of my province."

Explains Nadia, “I was so moved by her response for some reason. I am enamoured by her books. I can re-read them at any time and take such comfort from them. So ever since... out of my province. That phrase has never left me.”

Nadia went to Spacebomb studios with her long-term band member and “musical rock”, guitarist Sam Taylor. They joined Cameron Ralston (electric and upright bass), Brian Wolfe (drums) Daniel Clarke (organ, piano, and keys), and producer Trey Pollard, who arranged strings, horns, piano, and Rhodes.

Nadia Reid’s Out of My Province New Zealand tour

  • Christchurch – March 6th | Blue Smoke
  • Auckland – March 7th and 8th | Pah Homestead
  • Wellington – March 12th | Wellington

Tickets on sale Friday, December 6 at nadiareid.com.

Out of My Province tracklist

1. All Of My Love
2. High & Lonely
3. Oh Canada
4. Heart To Ride
5. Other Side Of The Wheel
6. Best Thing
7. I Don’t Wanna Take Anything From You
8. The Future
9. Who Is Protecting Me
10. Get The Devil Out