Heather Nova checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@heathernova) on Wednesday (August 25), where she talked about progress on a follow-up to her 2008 album ‘The Jasmine Flower’. The Bermudian singer-songwriter tells readers:
I just finished recording 19 songs for a new album. we did it over the past 2 months in my home studio in Bermuda. It’s a full band record. It has yet to be mixed but so far is sounding good! David Ayers played guitars (he played all the guitars on oyster) and bass and Geoff Dugmore played drums. I played acoustic guitar and piano and Felix Tod engineered and produced. It was a good vibe with everyone having to intermittently jump in the sea to cool off, as it was 85 degrees with 100 percent humidity! Had to get the vocals done during daylight hours as the tree frogs are so loud at night. Nina came for part of it and cooked chapatis and curries for us, and Sebastian had a Lego table set up in the middle of the studio. “Christmas” the puppy went from lap to lap and luckily hurricane “Colin” decided to dissipate on our doorstep. The sun kept shining and providing the studio with solar powered energy. Most importantly all those songs I wrote over the past year and a half came to life in a natural and beautiful way with such fine musicians and ideas.
Taking a short break in Canada now before starting rehearsals for the fall tour.
love and peaches
October tour dates at www.heathernova.com/
Heather Nova is out with the video to her new holiday single ‘Always Christmas’, off the Bermuda singer-songwriter’s latest album ‘The Jasmine Flower’, out now on Sony BMG. Watch the Scott Jaeger directed video via YouTube below.
Heather Nova checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@heathernova) on Monday (September 8). The Bermuda singer songwriter tells readers:
I have some good news – on October 10th I will be releasing an album of all new material, called “The Jasmine Flower”.
I played around a lot over the last 2 years with different sounds and ideas, but in the end I decided I wanted to make my most stark record to date, so I recorded the songs with just me and my guitar. Afterwards we added a string quartet to a few tracks.
I have a home studio here in Bermuda, but when I was ready to put down the tracks, the whole thing started breaking down – first the mixing desk then the computer itself died. I was very “in the zone” to record and didn’t want to wait what could be weeks for all new gear to arrive, so I decided it was a lesson in simplicity– I realized I could still record and mix the album on my solar powered laptop. So there you have it – that’s all you need to make a great sounding album. Sun and songs.
April Labine of Chart Attack spoke with Heather Nova about her mindset when writing songs. The singer confided, “Writing is a very introverted time. I’m very reclusive when I write. I go somewhere, unplug the phone and sit by myself.” She’s anything but introverted now though with her hectic North American promo tour, “And let me tell you, it’s just killing me,” Nova admits with a laugh. “It’s just the traveling every day. We’re flying – sometimes it’s two flights a day.”
The story at chartattack.com has since been removed.