NYC-based singer-songwriter Emilia Cataldo is the creative mind behind Nehedar. A project with a slew of creative and musical influences, Nehedar has just finished production on their 6th independent album. “This Heart” was released June 11th, 2013 and features a pop sound infused with indie rock and jazz influences.
The album features a tracklist of 13 songs with lyrics that range from heartbreaking to quirky. “On Killing” is perhaps the most heartbreaking of the group with lyrics inspired by the experiences of a soldier in Afghanistan. The song starts off slow and builds with a lamenting sound that would make anyone stop and listen.
Our favorite track, however, would have to be the haunting “Bells of the City.” The vocals are definitely up a notch with this one and the result is a beautiful song.
Our favorite things about this album is the infusion of horns. A saxophone can be heard throughout the album that gives it a fresh and distinct sound. When Nehedar tours, she is sometimes accompanied by her father Luis Cataldo II who will join on her saxophone.
A music video featuring her 2012 release “Take it Apart” has already been released as a fun short film. You can view that here:
All in all, we think Nehedar is definitely something you should check out. The sound reminds us a bit of Regina Spektor so if you’re a fan of her you’ll love this. Nehedar has also been compared to PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann, and Tracy Bonham.
You can stream the new album “This Heart” here. Let us know what you think!
Check out Nehedar’s official website here.