Review: Out Of My Province' is very much a case of best laid plans. New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid had apparently intended on delivering a follow up to 2017's stunning but infinitely sad 'Preservation' with something even more stark, focused almost entirely on guitars and vocals. That hasn't quite worked out here, though, as the artist in question confirms herself to be among her country's finest by way of a polished record that has so many hidden depths you can't help but fall for it.
Don't think for a second that means this is anything remotely shiny or over-produced, mind. Reid still manages to feel as though there's one heart breaking close by - if not a room full - offering tender lamentations on belonging (or lack of), commitment and what it means to hold another so close when they may not actually still be present in the way we want. It's powerful stuff to say the least.