Nicole Atkins unveils the infectious and humorous video for ‘Girl You Look Amazing’, the first single from her new album, ‘Slow Phaser’ released April 28th via her own label Oh’Mercy! Records / Thirty Tigers.
‘Girl You Look Amazing’ actually came to Nicole in a dream…She explains: “It was being played in a big dance club and David Byrne was singing it. I woke up and recorded it into my phone. It took a while to figure out what “girl, you look amazing” could mean, as I’ve never been one to be that positive. So I wrote it about a girl who is the last one to shut the party down. Whose life is just an absolute mess. She might look amazing, but she misses all the real things that used to make her happy.”
‘Slow Phaser’, wonderfully showcases Nicole’s spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking nature…She says: “I wanted to make something that no one’s ever heard before,” she says, “including myself.”
She adds “It sounds large but not cluttered. We only used four instruments and tracked everything live. Instead of layering on a bunch of strings and horns and bells, the idea was to try to make everything have such complex melodies that they fit together like a puzzle. Every little bit counts.”Nicole Atkins will support Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on their forthcoming North American tour. And for the UK shows…Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos will join the band on drums.
May live dates
Fri 2nd Manchester Night & Day with Arc Iris
Mon 5th London Rough Trade 1pm Free headline show
Tues 6th Bristol Louisiana with Arc Iris
Wed 7th London Bush Hall with Arc Iris
Thur 8th Nottingham Red Room Headline show
At all on the above shows there will be an exclusive white vinyl version of ‘Slow Phaser’ available. This very limited edition format will not be available anywhere else.