Scandi-songstress Nadia Nair releases the official video for her new single “Hardships” exclusively on Wonderland.
Scandi-songstress Nadia Nair is gaining much attention for her ability to blend genres. With her experimental sound, the half Swedish, half Malaysian-Indian artist draws rich references from all corners of the globe. When it comes to her most recent track – “Hardships” – her powerful vocals, twinned with innovative arrangement and a structured syncopated beat, make for an ethereal and endearing track.
Nair tells us more: “I wanted to capture symbols and flashes which give a protective feeling in territories which can be both hard and soft… there’s a home…a shelter…a forest…walls… the feminine…the four elements and the fifth that keeps you alive through the struggles. I think the video has more depth to me than I realise at the moment. I find new pieces in a puzzle each time I look at it. And that’s really what I wanted the video to be visually…a puzzle… that doesn’t always fit…but sometimes it does and when it does I can add another sigh of relief to every breath I take. Hardships that’s what it’s about…working with what works against you so that the only thing which keeps me from being weak is being strong for the people I love.”