Nicole Chambers comes out with her debut album Voice Of A Virgo. The Canadian singer-songwriter surfaced on Toronto’s soul scene two years ago. She took her jazz studies and infused what she learned into R&B. The 12 songs of VOAV are on the upside mood of things even when she’s singing about the space needed during the epidemic on “Distance.” Love is her primary muse whether it’s about a relationship or self-care. She admits to using her zodiac sign to name the album because of Virgo’s supposed passion for perfectionism which she relates to in her approach to creative work. The height of her vulnerability is found in the lead single “Warm Body” and she clarifies the meaning in a statement.
“I wanted to feel loved by someone who couldn’t fully love me. I was just a temporary void that needed to be filled, and we both knew that. I didn’t want to admit it to myself at the time but I was just a warm body. When I wrote this song in summer ’17, I knew that I was ready to release myself of old patterns and habits, so that I could finally put myself first. Many of us stay in bad situation-ships because we are so afraid of being alone, but that shouldn’t be enough of a reason to invest your energy, your love or your time into someone who refuses to do the same”
Chambers’ Voice Of A Virgo is a sonic diary filled with emotional honesty.