After the success of T U R Y A’s debut album ‘Ocean’, the gifted singer, songwriter and composer is back with her new EP ‘Echo’ which was released on 26th April 2019. To celebrate the launch, the captivating singer will grace the stage once more at an intimate gig at The Slaughtered Lamb in London’s Farringdon on Monday 20th May, to showcase T U R Y A’s stunning new EP tracks.
The EP titled ‘Echo’ comes from a song T U R YA previously wrote about Felix Baumgartner, who skydived from space back to earth in 2012. In the song, he hears the echo of a distant voice in space as he’s falling back to earth. This echo represents our inner voice that encourages us to challenge our limitations and leads us to explore our horizons and facilitates our growth and evolution.
Nicki Wells is the multi-talented creative powerhouse behind T U R Y A and her multicultural upbringing has certainly influenced her sound. Growing up at the foothills of the Himalayas and studying music as a teenager in both Sydney, Australia and India, the London born singer songwriter explores a variety of genres that she has absorbed throughout her travels. From folky roots, chilled electronica, rich sonic soundscapes to Indian classical inflections. All of these multi-faceted layers amalgamate, to create a rich musical palette of original sound with T U R Y A’s incredible distinctive vocals.
T U R Y A explains about her EP: “The collection of songs on ‘Echo’ was a cathartic songwriting process for me. Two songs in particular are very personal, ’Magical Moments’ which is about not taking precious moments with family and loved ones for granted and ‘Will there be a Place for me?’, a song about finding one’s place with their own higher power. I wanted the EP to be stripped back and organic. To have a song be able to stand on its own with just voice and guitar or voice and piano. Then that minimalistic production is contrasted by Echo and the Sanctuary Remix of Rain which has heavier, more electronic production elements to it.”