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SCALA HEARTS

by NINA & Ricky Wilde

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telos2080 This album gives me the type of shock that I haven't experienced since first discovering retrowave in 2015, because I'm blown away by the degree of intense authentic 80s emotion in some of these songs. I can barely believe songs like this are being made unironically in 2023. But the fact that they are gives me hope that the human soul can overcome the cynicism and nihilism of modern life. The album photo might be the most 80s thing I've ever seen. And the pan flutes in Causeway are transcendent. Favorite track: Causeway.
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julesneonfawkes Imagine if Howard Jones and ABBA had a child and it surpassed their talent. This album is simply incredible. Harmonized chorus, scintillating synths, wonderful retro guitar and sax, and most importantly, feels. This isn't retro. This is emotion. Favorite track: LA Dreamers.
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DW What a late night joy. Every single track is just what the doctor ordered. Get this on some decent monitors, and loudly. It's familiar, deeply retro and very now. Favorite track: Fighter.
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bkninj You got a great music producer from the 80s teaming up with one of the most beautiful modern voices making a fantastic synthwave album. What's not to love?
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daydreamer_nighthawk If it has NINA I'm supporting it! Favorite track: LA Dreamers.
ShaolinSoccer
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ShaolinSoccer This is pure bliss, from the beginning to the end. Absolutely no fillers, just killers here. A true diamond cut from the best the 80s and 90s had to offer plus that certain extra. On heavy replay since release. Thank you Nina, thank you Ricky! Favorite track: Night and Day.
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1.
Videotheque 03:50
When the VJ shoots the beam I take my partner from the screen And hold her close I hold her close One more chance to make it right Holding hands in black and white I'll meet you there, I'll meet you there Leave my mind back in my room Maybe I will blow it soon and fall in love At the videotheque (the videotheque) We can dance forever At the videotheque (the videotheque) We control it all At the videotheque (the videotheque) Ghosts are only lovers on the screen Only pictures on the wall They don't mean a thing at all And I don't care When the visions start to form The same illusion takes us all And you are there you are there Slowly senses leaving me Once the two are in 3D we play the game At the videotheque (the videotheque) We can dance forever At the videotheque (the videotheque) We can fall in love At the videotheque (the videotheque) Ghosts are only lovers on the screen The videotheque The videotheque The videotheque only ghosts are lovers on the screen Videotheque
2.
Causeway 03:56
I walk along the causeway Longing for a place to stay I need it to be near you I just hadn’t realised how much I miss you still But the pain grows stronger Absolutely beautiful Totally illogical So unlike me to feel this way And I walk along the causeway Can’t stop this yearning Now you’re many miles away Searching for another way To show you how I feel 'Cause you’ll never understand how much I miss your touch I just can’t fight it Absolutely beautiful Dangerous and magical Giving in I fall into you You and I are powerful, crazy and impossible Giving my hear this way again But I walk along the causeway
3.
LA Dreamers 04:09
The stars are shining A million little suns Are lighting the way Still surviving So beautiful and broken But never to fade My heart in your hands, letting go, I'm scared but so amazed Now I’m yours The backseat of your car, letting go, we kiss the night away Like we are in another world Chorus Here in the heart of LA Praying the nightmares are dying Would it be madness to say I love you Whether or not it's the same Savour the fear we're denying Only a mad man would say I love you In the moonlight The city comes alive And our worries are gone It made us realize It's far from being over We've only began My life in your hands, letting go, I'm scared but so amazed I'm always yours We hold each other silently, as if our final day Chorus Here in the heart of LA Praying the nightmares are dying Would it be madness to say I love you Whether or not it's the same Savour the fear we're denying Only a mad man would say I love you
4.
Fade Me Out 03:52
How can you say you don't need me anymore Looking for answers The lights are gone It's almost like before I'm hiding away But you light this fire I look on and I cry I get nothing back and my world comes crashing down Take me in Fade me out Moving it on Time is on my side Truth is the answer The lies have gone But now I'm not so sure Hard as I try I just can't let go Still I hope that we grow We can find our peace someday The world comes crashing down I'm tuning in I'm turning on I'm losing my faith but how can it be wrong I'm lost in you I'm taking in I'm fading out Releasing the fear that I can't living without So lost in you
5.
Well here we are Devil sent, living in sin, living in sin Don’t wanna be the one who’s bleeding again Leading us in There’s never sunlight after the rain Don’t wanna feel it anyway I don’t want to I don’t need to Love again I just want to I just need to Live again Living in sin Business as usual I’m just a boy, a little bit older I’m getting by But damaged and colder I never cried For that kind of a mother It’s said and done I’m glad that it’s over Here we are Devil sent Living in sin Living in sin Don’t wanna be the one who’s Holding the blame Always the same Never a time I want to remain You couldn't love me anyway I don’t want to I don’t need to Win again Living in sin Business as usual I’m just a boy, a little bit older I’m getting by But damaged and colder I never cried For that kind of mother It’s said and done I’m glad that it’s over I’m a man, a little bit wiser Don’t understand The anger inside her Open the heart A little bit wider Just let it go And be a survivor I’m just a boy, a little bit older I’m getting by But damaged and colder I never cried For that kind of mother It’s said and done I’m glad that it’s over Business as usual
6.
Gold Heart 04:01
I feel like I'm flying above Like an aeroplane without wings When I look down There's flock of seagulls Gliding up next to me But misery, sadness and pain Are the only things I can see Then you come along like a knight in armor Fix it all seamlessly In your pain you try to hide your desire Now I know it’s your gain, you throw your love on this fire You got a gold gold heart You got the face of a king You are everything I ever dreamed of with all you bring You got a gold gold heart With a midas touch You make it easy to forget And I can only hope to love that much You a gold gold heart Hours getting longer each day And I search for you endlessly Open my soul and I'm changed forever You're fueling my fantasy In your pain you try to find your desire But I see the end game It’s easy, don’t you misfire Let's fly away Let's fly away Let's fly away tonight Wherever you decide I’ll follow Let's fly away Let's fly away And find a paradise No longer hollow
7.
Once upon a time there was a little girl She wandered empty streets at night left out alone Once at a time, she gains courage slow Step by step, the warrior will grow Night and day I can’t stay It’s time I find my way Caged like a bird I had lost my own melody But now I'm free Burning all the pages she once dearly wrote Regret, relief and numb all at once She’s cold as ice but braver than before Fearlessly, hunting her shadow Night and day I can’t stay It’s time I find my way Caged like a bird I had lost my own melody But now I’m a girl Who believes in her destiny I am free Oh night and day Why are you living so far away Reaching further my runaway Why are you stealing my heart away Why are you living so far away Breathe you in you're my runaway Why are you stealing my heart away
8.
Fighter 04:12
So I woke up yesterday Not knowing who I was I need to get away I was wandering all night long I couldn’t pick up the phone I’m used to being alone My wounds just fade away Whenever you shield me from hurt See me I stand here proud and strong Terrified of who I’ll become I am a fighter, I take on whatever Even though there’s a lot to take on I know I can count on you forever Now I’m running to the light I hold on to the night The moon shows me the way Take my hand Heal me now My wounds just fade away Whenever you shield me from hurt See me I stand here proud and strong So terrified of who I’ll become I am a fighter, I take on whatever Even though there’s a lot to take on I know I can count on you forever
9.
Lovers on a beach Lovers on a beach Two naked hands lay on the sand When all the world was out of reach Through the shuttered doors The music filtered through Playing on a theme that couldn't run Lovers on a shore Lovers on a shore The heavy wine of broken time But now they're gone it's nothing more Looking back on days When summer seemed so long Now there's only winter nights to come And oh - sometimes she's missing you She hears the shore She feels it more And out there the waves are breaking Back here her heart is aching Lovers on a beach Lovers on a beach Two silhouettes were on a shore But now they're lost and out of reach Now on lonely roads The flashbacks lead to you Like a faded photograph in time Oh lovers (lovers, lovers, lovers, lovers

about

**Reached #62 on the UK Official Album Downloads Chart
**Peaked at #2 on Bandcamp Top Retrowave Album Sales Charts
**Peaked at #3 on Bandcamp Top Synthwave Album Sales Charts
**Peaked at #4 on Bandcamp Top Electronic Album Sales Charts
**Peaked at #4 on UK iTunes Electronic Album Sales Charts
**Peaked at #21 on Bandcamp Top Album Sales Charts.

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The time is now. NRW is proud to present an absolute GEM from powerhouses NINA & Ricky Wilde. This is an album for the lovers of 80s pop and Dreamsynth. Ladies and Gentlemen...SCALA HEARTS is here.

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released September 29, 2023

“SCALA HEARTS” DEDICATION

RICK
This album is dedicated to my amazing Mandy, my rock always, and to Mickie Most, still so very missed.

NINA
I dedicate this album to my mum and Omimi. I miss you forever! Also, Oliver for being my knight of light and all my Synthians for shining my way. *Special thanks to my Patrons: Eric Majka, Adrianna Penc, Holger Barz, Grant Sweeney, Shane McGuinness, Robert O’Connor, Mark Boszko, Jose Gutierrez, Christian James, Mikael Peltola, Shane Stewart and Andrew Dodd.

RICK & NINA
We feel indebted to all who contributed and worked so hard to help make SCALA HEARTS possible, and to see the light of day. Radio Wolf, Sean Vincent, Jonathan Atkinson, Ten S, L’Avenue, and especially the amazing Lee Bennett..
What a dream team! We feel honoured to call you all our dear friends. We love you guys!


NINA:
www.iloveninamusic.com
www.instagram.com/ninasounduk/
www.facebook.com/iloveninamusic
www.twitter.com/iloveninamusic
www.youtube.com/NINA-iloveninamusic

Ricky Wilde:
twitter.com/Wildericky
www.instagram.com/rickywildeofficial/
www.tiktok.com/@wildericky

Produced by Ricky Wilde
Mixed by Ricky Wilde and Sean J. Vincent (except *)
Recorded at Dog House Studios
NINA’s vocals recorded by Radio Wolf
Mastered by Sean J. Vincent
Album Cover and Press Photos by Say Goodnight Films
Logo Design by Jesse Reuben of L’Avenue
Fontwork by Tonebox

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