Review Written by Victoria Scott & Staff
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Nina Lee's song "Lift Up" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Song in the Social Justice / Peace category.
Your heart will beat loud as a shining voice emerges out of the darkness. Nina Lee’s powerhouse vocal performance and profound message will rise you up in her song “Lift Up.” The sub-bass and simplistic pop piano introduce Nina’s warm and raspy vocals. As the harmony blazes over the deep bass, the vocals subtlety progress into the bridge. Nina’s attentively sings through each line as the piano and sub-bass support her resonating vocals. The production and arrangement on “Lift Up” are simple in the instrumentation, which allows for the chord progressions and dynamic vocals to take center stage.
“Lift Up” is about inspiring others to rise together in this world through our universal trials and tribulations. Nina’s eclectic style and vibe rush over you like a strong wave. We all have fallen and needed help to rise again into our power. This song is message for the world; it is time to come together. As the chorus raptures in joy:
“So, lift us up Cause, it don’t matter where were from Lift us up And it don’t matter who we love We’ll rise and come together We can make it better If we stand as one.”
Nina Lee is a phenomenal artist; she knows how to write a dynamic and profound piece of music while still encompassing a duality of calmness and edginess. Her music ushers in a new age of artists and listeners who want change. Nina is the voice for this age. She’s a fierce, free spirit with a vibrate persona that translates beautifully in her music and message.
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For more information about Nina Lee, please visit her website.
About Nina Lee
Nina loves the feeling of crushed velvet against her skin Cade 26 burning in her apartment The idea of the underground railroad at the Waldorf Astoria Reliving a memory through smell Aperol Spritzes The tea in the hair salon that she can’t recall the name of that has a ginger-orange type of flavor
The voice of Amy Winehouse Dogs Hands Silk blazers The Great Gatsby and the Paradiso Bar in Barcelona Late night swimming in the ocean Nina will always be found with hand sanitizer in her purse, preferably lavender scented. The sunsets in Atlantic Beach on summer nights The specificity of children's handwriting and the innocence that it encapsulates Tye dye t-shirts and charcoal face masks, and tradition She loves to experience culture Rao’s in East Harlem But she will always go for sushi no matter what time of day The smell of the Upper West Side after it rains Nina appreciates that we don’t know what tomorrow brings The comfort of a yellow cab Raspy voices, the smell of a cigar The fear that is life And the urge to pass every hurdle put in front of her At a gathering if asked to sing, the answer is always yes.