Nerina Pallot And Her Emotive Vocals At Auntie Annies Attic

More than three years after the gold-selling ‘Fires’, Nerina Pallot has shaken up her sound, shrugged off the spectre of singer/songwriter and produced an album of clever, classy pop. The Graduate has piano-driven songs high on happy pills, woozy electronics and beefed up bass.
Where guitars would once have swooned, now they swagger and there is a new-found feistiness to Pallot’s emotive vocals. Occasionally, the Brit and Ivor Novello-nominated singer strays so far from the haunting sound of her former hit singles, she is almost unrecognisable. Sometimes, she pulls off a ballad of such breathtaking beauty it could be by no-one else

Self-produced and recorded in the North London studio she shares with her husband, Grammy-nominated producer Andrew Chatterley, The Graduate took shape after two turbulent years in Pallot’s life.

The first found her struggling with any sustained creativity in the midst of the promotion and touring in support of Fires. The second was a case of writer’s block caused by meeting and marrying Chatterley, who hails from Pallot’s homeland of Jersey. The problem was one not often found in pop – she was too content to want to write songs.
“The idea of me writing tortured lyrics went out the window,” laughs Pallot. “After years of living out of a suitcase, watching my personal life fall apart and drinking too much, I was suddenly happier than I’ve ever been. At one stage, I wasn’t sure I’d ever make another album.

I loved just being normal, having a home to go to and finally being able to attend friends’ birthday parties. I could have written a song about my fantastic fish terrine, but I doubt anyone would have wanted to hear it.”

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