We are delighted to share the video premiere of ‘Pay Me a Compliment’ from Hannah White & The Nordic Connections. The beautiful melody demonstrates White’s lovely, personal vocal and excellent songcraft. White, co-owner of London’s The Sound Lounge, says of her latest single: “‘Pay Me A Compliment’ is one of the most vulnerable songs I’ve ever written. I was very low when I wrote it and the words that came to me were simple.
The song is about feeling worn and broken, feeling the sadness of the world and a longing for a time when life was effortless and when I felt beautiful. I think most of us have those nostalgic moments, the ones that hurt a little. The line “I was 22 when I first knew that Monday, Tuesday are just words we say” refers to a moment in my life which keeps turning up in my songs, when everything changed. My father took his last breath holding on to my hand and from then on nothing in this world was ever the same again. The song is also a soft, intimate plea to a person close, “pay me a compliment to ease my weary soul”.”
The new album, showcasing Anglo-Norwegian Americana, is due for release on 5th June. It was recorded live in a bread factory in Bergen and feels authentic and immediately familiar. The band have played to such crowds as The British Country Music Festival and Black Deer, honing their sound, as well as enjoying plenty of radio airplay. Check it out.