Where Nancy G hits the right note
Nancy G is hunched over a keyboard at the mixing desk at Muthaland studios.
With both her electric and acoustic guitars nearby, ready to be picked up the moment inspiration strikes, she is putting the final touches to an album slated for release in October.
The studio is like a second home for her; she's been working in this space for the last year, spending up to 12 hours a day singing, recording, arranging and producing the tracks of her upcoming album.
''As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, I need to feel safe in the space where I'm writing songs and making music," she says.
''Another thing I love about the space is that there are always people around when I need advice and inspiration. I am my own person here - my opinions are always considered. It's a place of trust."
The entrance hallway is lined with old cassette tape boxes affixed to the walls and there are posters of local acts that have preceded her framed in rows on the walls. Prophets of Da City posters feature prominently. They were one of the first groups Lance Stehr, producer and owner of the studio , laid down tracks for.
''This space suits my personal style which is humble and simple. I just hope my words don't come back to bite me when I'm hugely successful and tempted to buy that huge mansion," Nancy G says.