To celebrate her album Distant Danger being nominated for Adult Contemporary Album of the year at the 2019 Junos, Nuela Charles has shared a free stream of her new single ‘Long Way Down’.
“This song came out of a session with production duo Towers. As we were writing it, the production began to feel inspired by old chain-gang songs. The fierce stomps and claps in the beat were being looped around, and I kept hearing the words long way down accompanied by the image of a river in my head,” Charles said in an e-mail.
“Thematically, I wanted “Long Way Down” to feel hopeful and soulful. It’s a reflection on today’s world – the glorification of status and money, the fear of losing it. Society loves to watch people fail (Britney much?!) Despite this, there is a blessing to stripping it all away and starting anew,” she said. “A fresh slate may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever go through, but it can truly be a blessing.”