The headline to the article published by The Guardian online on February 26, 2003, read:
“I was blown away”
To the left of the headline, you see the name Norah Jones.
And when you read the first paragraph, you discover the following:
“After picking up five Grammys, Norah Jones is a singing sensation. But just two years ago she was a waitress. Now Bruce Lundvall, the man who discovered her, tells John Cassy about the day a shy little girl in glasses came into the office – and he knew he had a star on his hands”
You’ll find that article published by The Guardian when you click here.
It’s the first article you’ll see when you do a Google search for:
how was norah jones discovered
Now, I get it, you thought you were about to read an article about Nina Scarcia, so you’re probably wondering . . .
Why all this hoopla about Norah Jones?
The answer is quite simple:
From the moment you begin to hear Nina Scarcia sing the first few lyrics of her first song, you too are likely to be reminded of Norah Jones (if you remember when she became a singing sensation), and you too are likely to think to yourself that Nina Scarcia is perfectly eligible to be discovered like Norah Jones was.
Clearly, it’s not possible to predict whether Nina Scarcia will capture the attention of an influential music mogul and enjoy a rise to superstardom that is as swift and as meteoric as that experienced by Norah Jones.
What is predictable, though, is that:
(1) now that you are aware of her; and
(2) after you listen to her songs,
you too will feel compelled to agree that her superb repertoire of bluesy songs – delivered with an authoritative, yet poised and graceful, gritty attitude – convey that same feeling of warmth, charm, quietude, comfort, appeal and enchanting satisfaction as those sung by Norah Jones.
A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Nina started her musical career at a young age, influenced by her musician father.
She’s been described as an evocative singer-songwriter and guitarist, and her musical style is similar not only to Norah Jones, but also to such other artists in regular rotation in her music collection as Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann and Jeff Buckley.
Nina released her debut album, Wash Away, in 2013, and is gearing up to release her next album in mid-2019.
When she is not performing solo as Nina Scarcia (pronounced Scar-sha), she performs with her band as Nina Marie & The Bad Choices.
In her 1st of 2 Shows on Alive with Clive, she performed four songs from Wash Away.
In her 2nd Show, the first and last of the four songs she performed are on Wash Away, and the other two songs are two of her newest songs.
Her songs are about grappling with life, and cover the spectrum from wanting space to bouncing back from failed relationships to taking a stand for one’s self-expression.
They thus have a universal appeal and are songs to which we can all relate.
Here are the lists of songs Nina performed in her two shows on Alive with Clive:
In the 1st Show:
- “Old Highway” is about wanting to escape from a future that is preordained and unappealing;
- “Leave It Alone” is about the frustration of being disenchanted in a relationship and yearning for a fulfilling relationship;
- “Wash Away” is about realizing it’s time to move on from a relationship that hasn’t been giving you the joy you’ve been seeking; and
- “Gone” is a song of reflection and taking stock of where you are in your life after a relationship that didn’t work has ended.
“Sometimes nothing goes right
In the 2nd Show:
- “Real Love” is a song that emphasizes the belief that real love is still available after lessons from a prior relationship that did not blossom have been learned;
- “Dance with Me” is a song to remind you to treat life as a dance rather than a laborious stressful ordeal;
- “Don’t Let ‘em Fool You” is a song to motivate you to stay true to yourself and avoid being misled or diverted by those who feel you ought to follow a conventional path; and
- “Rise Up” is a song to inspire you to bounce back from any upset, be it one caused by a breakup or any other setback.
“I know, God has a plan for me
Be it . . .
- at the end of a stressful day when you want soothing songs to give you a sense of peace;
- over dinner when you’re engaged in stimulating conversation and you want songs to create the perfect ambience;
- on a long drive when you want your brain waves to vibrate at a slower frequency; or
- that you’re at a stage in your life when you’ve been disappointed by relationships and are seeking inspiration to give love another try; . . .
the perfect songs for you to hear are the songs by Nina Scarcia on her album Wash Away and the songs she will be releasing later this year.
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