Nela’s Odyssey – ‘Headlights’
(Released July 23rd 2021)
22 year-old Manchester-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Antonia has been writing and performing music from an early age, and playing various shows in her hometown of Wrexham since her early teens.
‘Headlights’ is the haunting debut single, released under the alias ‘Nela’s Odyssey’, that will make Antonia’s mark on the Manchester music scene, released through independent label, Someone Great Records.
Written and performed by Antonia with production from Matt Davies of award-winning indie-pop duo Sleepyhead, Headlights takes inspiration from the indie folk-rock sound that Antonia grew up listening to, harbouring nods to the complex and euphoric sounds of Ben Howard and Bon Iver. The track starts off slow, with its minimalist vocals taking centre stage, the steading building acoustic sounds and percussion creating a melancholic yet powerful finishing chorus.
“Headlights was a natural choice for my first single,” explains Antonia “I wrote this track at the age of 17 when I was just starting to discover myself. The song is about soul-searching and knowing that there is something better out there for you but having no idea what it is. I like to think that towards the end of the song there is a light at the end of the tunnel and a sense of optimism; that growth and change is inevitable”