NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
Well, it looks like Paolo Nutini hasn’t lost his touch. Eight years since his last album, the Scottish singer returns with a brand new album, Last Night in the Bittersweet. With honest storytelling and that edge he’s known for, Nutini outdoes himself once again. Notably, the album’s second track Radio is a testament to Nutini’s outstanding artistry. The single is a poetic ode to hazy open-mics in the local pub, to your foot on the gas while the music blares.
A powerful rock ballad, Radio transports you to the times you’ve cried out wishing for love. You crave connection and touch so badly that not even the radio can distract you. I want love, he says. It hits me like a fist from above; I want love! When the world looks like it’s going to hell, and there’s no saving it, love is the anecdote even for one night. Love will see you, take it easy on you; and don’t we all long to be exposed? Nutini screams for love with a soulful pain only a seasoned musician can achieve. Nutini’s rasp against a silky saxophone during the bridge incites a war between wanting to cry and wanting to dance. We know one thing, though. Radio will simply leave you wanting more. Luckily you can indulge yourself because Nutini’s latest album, Through the Echoes, is available everywhere now.