Track of the Day: Nuria “Love” (2020)


Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria returns with her second single of 2020, “Love”. It’s an emotive and poignant balm for the uncertain times we all currently find ourselves in, and another strong release from the Tasman singer.

Much like her previous single, “Noise”, the new release benefits from some elegant (yet understated) production. This time, however, production duties fall to Sydney based producer Isaac Bradbury. At its core, “Love”, keeps things pretty simple, with a timeless pairing of piano and vocal. This is fleshed out with some subtle electronic beats and then just a dash of swelling orchestral fills. It all makes for a beautiful backdrop for Nuria’s sublime vocals. 

Lyrically, the track sees Nuria explore the experiences of intimacy and euphoria that stem from feelings of love. These take on even greater significance in our new world of social distancing, shielding and staying at home. Not everyone is able to weather this storm with the ones they love. Lines, such as, “And I had nothing to fear, nothing to fear with you holding me safe”, are even more poignant and moving in that context. 

Here’s what Nuria had to say about the track: 

“This song is about love. I wrote this song a while back and had originally planned to release it later in the year with the rest of my album. But with the current climate, the fears and the uncertainty I felt that the time was right to share this message now. More than ever we need the love of people close to us, that is what will keep us safest of all.” 

“Love” is available now. Find Nuria on Facebook and Instagram.

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.