Electric ambient dance producer Chicane is back with his latest single “Nirvana”.
by Christopher Smith
Nick Bracegirdle AKA Chicane has released his new single and video for “Nirvana” and he’s teamed up with Rosalee O’Connell of EKKOES for this slice of ambient chilled dance.
Nick has been making music since 1994 and of course has achieved massive success with the likes of Bryan Adams (“Don’t Give Up” and “Cloud Number Nine”), Maire Brennan of Clannad (“Saltwater”) and Tom Jones (“Stoned In Love”), and many others. His 2000 album “Behind The Sun” was a huge chart hit across Europe and beyond.
“Nirvana” is the second single released from his seventh album “The Place You Can’t Remember, The Place You Can’t Forget” which was released earlier this year and was preceded by the single “A Love That’s Hard To Find”. “Nirvana” features the vocals of Rosalee O’Connell of electro-pop group EKKOES, who themselves released their second studio album “Kinetik” last month to rave reviews.
Chicane found chart success in 1996 with the single “Offshore” which topped the UK dance chart and made No.5 on the US dance chart. This was followed by “Sunstroke” in 1997 and the album “Far From The Madding Crowd”. But it was in 1999/2000 that Nick took his unique and very identifiable sound to the masses with his number one smash “Don’t Give Up” with Bryan Adams. He replicated this with “Saltwater” which sampled Clannad’s 1982 hit “Theme From Harry’s Game”. Further success came in 2003 when he teamed up with Pete Cunnah of D:Ream for the song “Love On The Run” and in 2007 with the massive hit “Poppiholla”.
“Nirvana” comes with three mixes courtesy of Danny Dove, Swung and Dean EG. The single also includes the album version of the song and the new, slightly cut down Radio edit.