Nicolette & The Nobodies – The Long Way

Today, Ontario-based country outfit Nicolette & The Nobodies, led by Vietnamese-Canadian frontwoman Nicolette Hoang, announced their debut record, The Long Way, set for release on April 12 on Arthaus.

The Long Way

Alongside the announcement, Nicolette & The Nobodies released “Show Up,” a powerful lovelorn torch song and the follow-up single to their fierce debut, “Rodeo.”

“Show Up” is a poignant country western ballad about the absence of a lover and subsequent loneliness, buoyed by Nicolette’s emotive and lilting voice. The music video is inspired by The Johnny Cash Show and 70s country in general, a significant source of inspiration for Nicolette, and shows her performing for a sold-out audience, with one seat empty. Night after night, she sings her heart out for someone who doesn’t show up.

Says Nicolette, “‘Show Up’ is a reckoning about coming to terms with loving someone that will never love you back. These moments are so painful and so drawn out that you’re just hanging on for any little thing to release you from it. The song is that last look over your shoulder when you are still convincing yourself they’re going to be standing there before you have to walk through that door.”

Alongside the announcement, Nicolette & The Nobodies also announced upcoming tour dates supporting Sarah Shook & The Disarmers in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, & more.

Tour Dates (supporting Sarah Shook & The Disarmers)

May 7, 2024 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON

May 8, 2024 – L’Esco – Montreal, QC

May 9, 2024 – One Longfellow Square – Portland, ME

May 10, 2024 – The Cut – Gloucester, MA

May 11, 2024 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT

May 12, 2024 – TV Eye – New York, NY


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