Vancouver, BC - Canadian singer songwriter Ndidi O is returning to her early blues/soul roots with the release of her fifth album These Days on March 16th. The first single from the album 'Hands High' is premiering today at Spill Magazine and she's gearing up for the album release with a few upcoming shows in BC and Alberta. See below for full details.
These Days is an album dedicated to the tales of loving and losing, then dusting yourself off and trying again. It was created between Vancouver and Los Angeles and produced with Canadian/American producer Mischa Chillak, and includes co-writes with Grammy award winning songwriter Jimmy Harry and The Fast Romantics’ Matthew Angus. The first single release 'Hands High' is a powerful and uplifting preview of what the album has in store.
“‘Hands High' is an ode to humanity," says Ndidi. “We live in such precarious, ugly times and this song was my response. It has been a reoccurring theme of mine, to explore the idea of togetherness. I truly believe that as a species if we start working together for the betterment of all of us, we will evolve and become the love filled humans we were meant to be. So this song is about that, it's about encouraging us to get together and to become strong and create the change we so desperately need.”
Hailing from the wilds of British Columbia, Ndidi's artistic journey took her many different places before she landed where she is now. At the start, she found her voice through the "open mic" scene in New York City. From there she went on to discover her sound in the heart of Toronto’s blues and folk scene, and next she fine-tuned her live show with extensive touring across Europe. At the moment, you can find Ndidi settled back on the West Coast where most of her new album These Days was made. Making the new album was a very freeing process for Ndidi and she found the co-writing to be fun and liberating.
"All of the writers I worked with were really respectful of what I brought and we just focused on reshaping some things to fit the sound I was trying to create," says Nididi. "I do enjoy collaboration, it is good when it is good. It tends to be rather male dominated though, so my hope is that in the future I will get the chance to work with more female writers and producers. However it was fun, and it was authentic. I really took the time to do what I actually wanted, to create what I wanted and my producer Mischa Chillak was really good at translating that and creating the sound that we did. The last time I had this much fun making a record was in 2007/2008 with The Contradictor, so this was a really welcome relief."
Ndidi O's new album These Days will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, March 16th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: www.ndidio.ca
Ndidi O >> Upcoming Tour Dates
February 9 - Burnaby, BC - Shadbolt Centre for the Arts GET TICKETS
February 16 - Calgary, AB - Studio Bell & The King Eddy (Block Heater 2018) GET TICKETS
February 17 - Calgary, AB - The King Eddy (Block Heater 2018) GET TICKETS
Ndidi O - These Days Track Listing
Release Date: March 16th, 2018 (Independent)
1. Hands High
2. What I Want
3. No Mercy
4. Baby Please
6. Before You
8. Death Letter
10. Rise Up
12. Bring Me Back