TENDER Release “Nadir” (Acoustic)

The London duo was, like most things, formed out of a breakup. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist James Cullen, found solace in TENDER and created his most personal work. The song “Nadir” focuses on the damage done to one’s psyche when staying in a relationship way past its healthy conclusion. I’m sure we all have our own personal commentary on the topic but for now you can take comfort knowing you’re listening someone else’s reality. In this acoustic version the emotional vocals tinged with soft electric guitars are beautifully wound together to make for an highly enjoyable 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

While the album itself deals with the bleak realities of a love that’s fading, repeated listens offer a sense of optimism. It’s the relief that comes from getting through to the other side. The second half of the “Nadir” is about “loving someone in a different way,” Cullen says. “Because it isn’t how it was in the beginning, doesn’t mean it’s not real.”

TENDER’s debut album “Modern Addiction” will be released September 1st on Partisan Records.

TENDER will be hitting the road late August. Find your tickets here.

Aug 29 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Aug 30 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
Sep 1 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
Sep 2 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
Sep 4 – Birmingham, UK – Sunflower Lounge
Sep 5 – London, UK – Village Underground
Sep 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 11 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Sep 13 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw
Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – Vera
Sep 17 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
Sep 19 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
Sep 21 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Sep 22 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
Sep 24 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
Sep 25 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Public Arts
Sep 28 – Boston, MA – Great Scott