Nina Schofield is a British singer-songwriter which is classically trained and she had successfully completed a Degree in Vocal Performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music. She’s back with a new track titled “The Gift” which shows her ability to build refined and effective melodies. Speaking of the track she says:

I wrote The Gift to celebrate that feeling you have in a relationship where you know that this person is someone you could spend the rest of you life with. I went back to my roots writing this – just the piano and my voice – this I how I first started writing and it’s where I feel at home. That’s why it was important to keep the song in acoustic form even though it’s a step away from my usual pop style.

Today we share a playlist with 5 influential tracks that had an important role for her music. Check it below after the streaming.

Yesterday: The Beatles. The first time I heard this song I was enchanted – it’s so simple and yet powerful at the same time.

Just For Now: Imogen Heap. This is a song I turn to when I have headphones on as it’s all encompassing – Imogen uses so many amazing sounds and has so many ideas that are inspiring.

 

Pray – Bebe Rexha. One of Bebe’s first releases – I fell in love with her style and voice through this song – everytime I listen to it I feel an urge to go and write something punchy and epic.

 

Racing Cars – Ruti. A new inspiration for me – I love how the swirling soundscape breaks down into a detached feel in the post chorus.

 

Tilted – Christine and the Queens. I love watching Christine push boundaries with her music, and as Tilted was the first song of hers I heard/was captivated by, I had to include it on this list.