Title - 'Touched By Love'
Artist - Yola Nash
For those not in the know, growing up stifled by the communist regime in Poland and an abusive, alcoholic father, Yola Nash found solace by escaping into music where she feels safe and protected.
With her personal experiences in love serving as muse for her songs that paint the complete color palate of human emotions, Nash’s sophomore Touched By Love album (which comes a decade after her debut, Another Girl), was released August 26th, 2020 via YoStar Recordings.
What we get is the jazz singer-songwriter at her finest, on this intimate six-song acoustic set that she produced with GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Edsel Gomez (Dee Dee Bridgewater) serving as musical director.
1. 'Lies and Wishes'
2. 'I Miss You Loving Me'
3. 'Ready For Love'
4. 'Dance With Me'
5. 'Forbidden Love'
6. 'Lololove Me'
This thoroughly seductive, truly heartfelt and earnest new album opens with the mid-tempo, one-two Latin dancefloor hipsway of 'Lies and Wishes,' and backs that up with the soulful ballad 'I Miss You Loving Me,' and then the smooth, finger-snappin' grooves of the beautiful 'Ready for Love.'
The, at times, sultry spoken-worded passion of 'Dance with Me' (the lone song not penned by Nash) is then followed by the mid-tempo, dancefloor rendezvous of 'Forbidden Love,' with the short album coming to a close on the passionately imploring resonance of 'Lololove Me.'
“The songs were inspired by my life, beautiful love and longing for it, or tremendous pain, betrayal, burning questions or just hunger for hope," Yola explains.
"All of those powerful emotions that needed to be shared and expressed. The world needs more love, hope and the spirit of never ever giving up."
"I’m here as living proof that bad times always pass and good things always prevail,” further explains Nash, who arrived in New York City over 15 years ago, not knowing any English or anyone or having any place to go, with only the $1,000 that she borrowed from her late mother, Danusia, to whom the album is dedicated.
“I’m creating my purposeful path every day with my determination. I hope my story and my music will inspire people to be stronger and dream big, especially now during these challenging times, so they can find a creative way through the impossible waters and the impossible becomes possible,” Nash concludes.
You can digitally order Touched By Love now at www.YolaNash.com.
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