“THEIR STORIES ARE BEYOND ANY TEMPORAL AND LOCAL CLASSIFICATION, THEIR MELODIES SOMETIMES ENCOURAGE HUMMING ALONG, THEN AGAIN THEY REMIND OF COWBOY BALLADS SUNG BY ELVES.” – ARD CULTURE
Still the same
Are you ready
In My Head
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“Feet First”, the new album by Greenland-born folk-pop singer Nive and her band The Deer Children, was recorded around the world between 2012 and 2015: in Greenland, Denmark, Belgium and England. Also in the U.S. in Tucson Arizona, Athens, Georgia, Lexington Kentucky, Nashville Tennessee and Asheville North Carolina. “I thought it would be an amazing experience to travel while recording this record. I think if you’re constantly changing your surroundings and not stuck in one place, you’re also going to constantly change your perception and not get stuck with one idea. I just wanted these songs to grow with me as I traveled, and that’s exactly what they did,” says Nive.
“The first track on the album „Still the Same“ for example would have never had that cumbiarhythmat the end without going to southern Arizonaand playing with Howe Gelb and his Tucson crew in the comfort of their own homes. Also, the same goes for songs like „Tulugaq“, track four. I wrote that song along with a set of twelve year old twin girls from a foster care far up north in Uummannaq, Greenland. It was the very last song recorded for the album and would have never happened if I recorded this album traditionally in one place.”
“Feet First” also features guest musicians and friends of the band such as Howe Gelb, Ralph Carney, Teitur and John Parish. The new album contains 12 songs and will be released on November 27 on Glitterhouse Records.