Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Nectar is Austin-based Wendy Colonna's fifth solo studio album. She grew up in
Southwest Louisiana and began performing there in 1997. She moved to Austin, Texas
in 2000, and it was in 2003 when Colonna released her first album Red. The album was critically acclaimed
and garnered her "Best New Artist" from KGSR, Radio Austin. While touring for
her 2010 album We Are One, Colonna
had to fight through an illness, which resulted in eight months of resting from
performing after the tour ended. This forced break from music nearly broke
Colonna's spirit and love for performing. In 2011, she took a trip to Belgium
where she began recording with a new band that formed very quickly, The
Lazybones. The new group recorded their Barefoot
in Belgium EP while still in Belgium and released it the same year, to
critical acclaim. She described this experience as "a resurrection." Nectar began when Colonna realized that
being vulnerable and human can bring about incredible growth and honesty. Of
this album, Colonna has called it "deep and sweet," while acknowledging that it
is "my dark record" when compared to the upbeat songs of Right Where I Belong and We
Are One. The new album bursts with soul. The opening track, "Dirty Things"
is an upbeat confession.
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