Nuala - Artemisia
This Friday sees the release of “Artemisia” by NUALA, the second song to be released from her self-titled debut album. The album, produced by John Reynolds, is due out in the autumn.
A singer and storyteller with one foot in the Irish mystic and one foot on the dark streets of London, Nuala writes dream pop songs that coruscate and captivate.
She was discovered by the renowned producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey,Natacha Atlas, Indigo Girls, etc.) who first heard Nuala’s songs online and was hooked. “I didn’t know who she was or where she came from,” Reynolds says.“Her songs haunted me.”
With a simple, stark writing style, influenced by heroes ranging from PJ Harvey to Leonard Cohen, NUALA evokes an otherworldly sense of the mythical and magical. In Artemisia, a spacey, psych-rock song, the dark angels of inspiration take her diving to the bottom of a glass of absinthe: “Come taste the sin upon my smile/My spirit burns your skin…”
“I wrote ‘Artemisia’ under the influence of absinthe and certain 19th century poets, who used the alcoholic drink as an artistic muse. I loved the mystery and the fantasy surrounding it, the ritual of the way you prepare the drink. I let all of that infuse the creative process”.