Nina Smith

FRESH: ‘Run Out’ – Nina Smith

Presenting “Run Out”, the fantastic new single from Nottingham singer and songwriter Nina Smith

by Christopher Smith

Soulful pop singer-songwriter, Nina Smith, is among the most talked about artists on the Nottingham music scene with her latest EP release reaching number 4 in the RnB iTunes chart. Nina has supported artists such as Belinda Carlisle, Finley Quaye and Alicia Dixon and has recorded sessions at Maida Vale studios broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra. After signing a production deal with super producer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Goldfrapp, Sugababes) Nina has written songs for artists who have performed her work to millions of people.

Single “Run Out” is about Nina’s experience with troubled and unbalanced relationships close to her, and how challenging they can be. The chorus embellishes an unforgettable hook with lyrics focusing on coping with the adversity of having people ‘run out’ of her life, while the verse focuses specifically on her dedication to remaining loyal to her loved ones in trouble, only to not have that returned when her own difficulties arise.

Live dates:
21st July – Splendour Festival Nottingham Main stage

For more on Nina, check out her WEBSITE or her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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