An Education

by Nicky Schrire

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An Education is a five-song, digital-only EP that marks Schrire’s first foray into pure singer-songwriter mode (although her previous three jazz releases certainly hinted at the shift in direction). After leaving New York (her home for 4 ish years) to move to London, she had a couple of months in Cape Town to recharge and collect her thoughts. During that time, she wrote the five songs fairly quickly, arranged specifically to be played with cellist Ariella Caira, and then helmed a single day-long recording session for them with Caira at Cape Town’s Digital Forest Studio.

The subjects of the songs are personal but the EP as a whole presents a lyrically cogent and musically intellectual and emotive collection of songs.

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released June 15, 2015

Nicky Schrire - voice, guitar
Ariella Caira - cello

All songs written and arranged by Nicky Schrire
Produced by Nicky Schrire

Recorded by Andrew Rawbone-Viljoen at Digital Forest Studio, Cape Town, SA
Mixed by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit, NY
Mastered by Rogan Kelsey at Kelsey West Mastering, Johannesburg, SA
Cover photograph by Jonx Pillemer
Released on Wild Sound Recordings

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Nicky Schrire Cape Town, South Africa

“A number of the more and most intelligent female vocalists come to mind-Mia Doi Todd, Tori Amos, Kimiko Itoh, Lorraine Feather, Norma Winstone, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, etc. - in Schrire's work.” — FAME (USA)

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