Tom Snowdon shares spidery new single ‘Nora Creina’ from upcoming LP Lonely Tree + announces headline shows

Photo by Sam Brumby
January 10 2024

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Feb 9, 2024 via Pieater

‘Nora Creina’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Today performing artist Tom Snowdon shares new single ‘Nora Creina’, off his upcoming LP Lonely Tree, out Feb 9th on Pieater. Though it’s his debut album under the Tom Snowdon moniker, you’ll be familiar with his singular voice from his previous projects Lowlakes and No Mono. We also get details of headline show dates for March 2024. LISTEN TO ‘NORA CREINA’ HERE + ALL TOUR DETAILS HERE.

‘Nora Creina’ is a spidery, brittle piece, inspired by the town in South Australia where Snowdon visited a few years ago. He experienced the place turning from sunny and pristine to malevolent with an abrupt change of the weather. To Snowdon, ‘Nora Creina’ began to reflect the balance of things – the good and the bad, the soft and the harsh, both always there or there-abouts – an inescapable truth.

Snowdon elaborates, “The song is about that idea – balance in the natural world and in life. The unpredictably exciting and the unpredictably scary or unfortunate. But it’s mostly told from the perspective of singing about a loved one. About intimacy and longing and how fragile but powerful connection can be.” It’s a brooding cut from an album that explores loss, searches for grounding, and has ambitions to find a new beginning, despite the “what could have been” preying on Snowdon’s thoughts. As usual, his otherworldly voice takes centre stage, paired with a mix of electronic and organic textures to create a dramatic, experimental palette.

The accompanying video was filmed in the expansive lands around Snowdon’s hometown of Mparntwe / Alice Springs with videographer Sam Brumby, who Snowdon has been friends with since primary school.

Of his forthcoming album Lonely Tree, Snowdon shares, “A big focus of making Lonely Tree was to try and reflect in sound and feeling the landscape of Central Australia – a place that has nurtured and inspired me my whole life. When we finished the recording of Nora Creina I knew straight away that I wanted to make a music video with that song. Dramatic and slow-moving and capturing the beauty of Central Australia. We wanted to give a sense of the extreme isolation of the place, and so filmed me dancing alone, moving through the landscape in evening light.”

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