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Simple Songs For Complicated Times
Artist: Ndidi O
Format: CD

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Label: BLACK HEN
Rel. Date: 04/26/2024
UPC: 803057087624

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DISC: 1

1. Get Gone
2. Ode To Death
3. Light On
4. So Cold
5. Don't Come Back
6. In May
7. Change This Life
8. Too Late
9. Grief
10. Working Girl
11. Worth

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Ndidi O has never been one to pull her punches. A true force of nature, her raw and powerful voice has breathed fire into her heart-on-the-sleeve songs for more than two decades now. For all of her many accomplishments over the years, Ndidi's never given us a record quite like 'Simple Songs for Complicated Times' Born and raised in Burns Lake, British Columbia, music has always been part of Ndidi's life. As a young woman, she left her rural town for New York and Toronto to find her voice and develop her distinctive style. Over the years, she's recorded 5 solo albums, earning her 2 Juno nominations and WCMA Blues Artist of the Year accolades. In search of her musical holy grail, she's experimented with roots, blues, soul, and trip-hop as a solo artist, and with Boga, Sankova, (featuring Allison Russell) and The Lightning 3 amongst others. If the territory sounds intimidating, Ndidi's soulful, uplifting performances smooth over the rough edges and encourage her audience to listen deeply. With a voice that exudes the rawness of Etta James one moment, and Dionne Warwick's delicate soul the next, listening to Ndidi O is a master class in phrasing. Every breath and nuance that comes from her serves the songs and brings them home. A truly masterful performer, this is the record Ndidi has been in training for a lifetime to make. "Simple Songs for Complicated Times' was primarily recorded live off the floor in the intimate confines of Steve Dawson's Henhouse studio in Nashville. Steve and Ndidi have collaborated many live shows together. But 'Simple Songs' marks the first time they've created music in the studio in nearly two decades. The results speak for themselves. The intuition between the singer and musicians is exhilarating to experience. The whole band flows effortlessly with Ndidi's electricity and unique delivery. Steve is in top form, offering up some of his finest guitar and pedal steel playing. The rhythm section of Sam Howard (bass) and Gary Craig (drums) lay a rock-solid foundation for Chris Gestrin's dynamic keyboard flourishes. The backup singers, Khari McClelland, Dawn Pemberton and Keri Latimer are truly inspired and take Ndidi's leads to another level. Brash and challenging, warm, and inviting, 'Simple Songs for Complicated Times' reflects everything that has always been so appealing about Ndidi O's music. Heartbreak has never hurt so deliciously, nor has salvation ever seemed so near. This is Ndidi's moment. 'Simple Songs for Complicated Times' will leave you breathless.