Single Review: Nadia Sheikh – Fire Away

I first seen Nadia Sheikh perform on This Feelings stage last year at Y Not Festival and from the moment I seen her perform with her talented band I was blown away! Nadia has just released her new single ‘Fire Away’ and it has lived up to all my expectations! The half British, half Spanish musician mixes different genres to create her unique sound mainly consisting of strong indie rock tracks and timeless pop tunes with heartfelt acoustics.

Nadia has already been championed by BBC Introducing, BBCR2, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Planet Rock, RNE and Radio 3 (equivalent to BBC 6 Music in Spain). Earlier this year she and her band embarked on a European tour in support of the legendary Stereophonics, playing 19 shows across 8 countries; including sold-out dates at Manchester Arena and Cardiff Arena. Nadia Sheikh has also performed around the UK and Spain, including the Isle of Wight Festival (‘18 & ‘19), FIB (Benicassim Festival) and Y Not Festival.

Nadia’s newest track ‘Fire Away’ begins with a punchy guitar that hooks you into the track from the offset. The track then drops into an elegant guitar when Nadia’s stunning vocals come in. Gradually ‘Fire Away’ builds up to the beautiful catchy chorus. Nadia has released another absolutely STUNNING track yet again. I will definitely be adding this into all my playlists.

Nadia describes the experiences which inspired ‘Fire Away’ as:

“It’s my love song to the crowd. When you walk onstage, you can sometimes feel fear,
excitement, you can feel exposed and vulnerable, when you’re putting all you’ve got out there
including your songs that are sometimes your deepest feelings, fears and thoughts. But when
you get out there, you feel the magic and the love that comes from the people, and that makes
you feel like you’re not alone.

I really wanted to make the song belong to the people, so I made the lyrics be open to romantic
relationships, artistic relationships, or whatever you want it to be. It represents the highs and the
lows. The music grows, it drops, it raises again. It’s like being on a rollercoaster. I remember the
first thing that stood out to me the first time my band and I played it, is that a girl in the crowd
couldn’t help but throw her hands in the air and other people started hugging each other. That’s
what I want the song to represent, an explosion of joy that makes you want to throw your hands
up in the air.”

I can’t wait to see this song played live! Make sure you keep up to date with all of Nadia’s announcements via her social media:

Facebook: @nadiasheikhmusic

Instagram: @nadiasheikhmusic

Twitter: @NadiaSheikh_

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