This debut, 5-track EP introduces us to the exciting sound of Londoner Nadine Lee (cousin of Theon Cross – featured here on trombone) The upbeat ‘Formula’ is a punchy, positive groove with lyrics speaking about empowerment – grabbing the moment and running with opportunity, something that Nadine does to good effect here while the more mid tempo ‘Better’ is a lovely duet that has folky touches with some lovely live percussion, acoustic guitar and piano running throughout with Nadine’s breathy voice sounding strong and sweet. ‘Special’ has a jazzy Latin swagger driven along by an urgent b-line and complemented by some incisive horns, the down-tempo ‘Unfinished’ again carries a strong message while this brief but highly promising introduction to Nadine Lee’s sound concludes with the bouncy, funky ‘Contagious’ with those horns again zipping in and out. Really good stuff and at the time of writing we’re the only store to carry this. An honour indeed!
01 The Formula by Nadine Lee
02 Better by Nadine Lee
03 Special by Nadine Lee
04 Unfinished by Nadine Lee
05 Contageous Love by Nadine Lee