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An Interview With Nigel Powell By Julia Maehner

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An Interview With Nigel Powell By Julia Maehner

Nigel Powell is a pretty sincere man. Although I only got to interview him via email, his answers ring with a clarity and honesty that’s pretty damn impressive. His portfolio is pretty impressive, also. He’s been a part of Frank Turner’s touring band The Sleeping Souls for ever now and working on several projects on when he’s not on the road. The Sad Song Co. is the one project where he’s most himself and doesn’t depend on the vision of others. Powell’s new record Worth is due February 9, 2018. It’s a collection of songs that flow seamlessly into one another, in spite of the impressive eclectic songwriting style he displays. While a solemn prog rock vibe is the thread holding them together, Powell plays with whimsical pop arrangements, minimal synthesizer rhythms and sweeping guitar solos to craft his intricate music. 

Q: You use a lot of spiritual imagery in your lyrics. How does religion influence your songwriting?

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Music to Conquer Mountains

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Music to Conquer Mountains

I’m a hiking girl. For me there is no greater feeling to have reached the summit, having conquered the mountain. The entire world is sprawling to your feet. Be it flat lands at a single peak, or an entire mountain range bolstering edged cliffs and snow kissed tops shimmering blue in the sunlight.

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