Courtney Paige Nelson Reveals All The Facets of Her Musicality For WFNM
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Of the acts slated to perform this evening, the one artist that I was somewhat familiar with was Courtney Paige Nelson. As I mentioned in an Instagram post, during the pandemic, I got invited to the social media application Clubhouse and found myself as a moderator in certain music industry rooms, joining in on discussions of music law and business. Courtney was one of my first followers on Clubhouse and we’ve had offline conversations with her about the music business. Having just released her latest single, “Cry Wolf”, I thought it’d be a good time to catch her perform live.
Courtney used her time on stage to really hit on all of the facets of her musicality. The only recordings I’ve heard of hers are all studio produced, with crisp electronic production. On this evening, she stripped a couple of them down to acoustic versions. I could only recognize one of the songs, “Cease And Desist”, and I found her acoustic version to be much more emotionally impactful than the studio recording. There was a real palpable sense of vulnerability when she sang, “I see, I see, What you really want from me, Tiptoe near you carefully”.
I think that that vulnerability really gives Courtney’s live performance an edge. The pulling on the heartstrings through her personal lyrics, whether backed by electronic production or an acoustic guitar, really gives the live performance that human touch that I think can serve her very well in the future…”