“Nadedja’s WATER, at the other end of the early hours spectrum, blends husky vocals, string echoes and subtle inflections somewhere near the sweet spot between Cattle & Cane and Dido.”
“OH MY GOODNESS I’m an instant fan! What a voice!”
Antony Collins, BBC Tees
“One of the most fascinating backgrounds of any artist that we’ve played.”
Scott Makin, BBC Tees
Emerging artist and Brazilian-born Nadedja signed with AWAL and launched her solo music career in the UK in 2019. Combining her Brazilian new-MPB roots with alt-pop, folk-pop and RnB influences, Nadedja creates music that is truly unique. Her stunning vocals and piano-driven melodies showcase her honest and heartfelt lyrics, drawn from themes of transience, solitude, transformation and self-growth.
Nadedja takes inspiration from the likes of Maggie Rogers, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Florence + the Machine, Céu and Rosalía. Her music invites the listener on an emotional journey; her songwriting builds intensity and tension with shimmering harmonies and melodic chord changes, showcasing her raw talent and artistry that captivates and mesmerises audiences.
In 2019, Nadedja performed at Latitude, Dot To Dot, Songs From Northern Britain and Platform festivals, as well as being featured on a Sofar Sounds session. She’s performed frequently across North-East England, as well as in sold-out shows supporting acts such as Cattle & Cane and Rose Cousins.
Alongside live appearances on Brazilian regional TV, Nadedja’s music has been championed by BBC Introducing across the UK. Her music has been voted Track of the Week, as well as being featured on a BBC Sounds podcast, ‘The Next Episode’. In addition, Nadedja has performed two live sessions with BBC Introducing, including the debut of her music video / mini-documentary for her single ‘Water’. Finally, her music has been showcased by NARC. magazine, Forgotten North UK, Ear to the Ground music and She Makes Music UK.