"Take advice, don't question the experts.
Don't think twice, you just might listen.
Run and hide, to the corners of your mind, alone...
like a Nobody Nowhere..."
The words to the song Nobody Nowhere appeared in 20 languages around the world and read by millions of readers of Donna's book of the same name, but nobody ever heard the song till now on this debut album (and individual tracks are also available from iTunes).
Nobody Nowhere is an epic musical journey of autistic singer songwriter, Donna Williams; someone who lived through some of the most challenging things life can throw; abuse, poverty, homelessness, disability and nevertheless sees the world through the eyes of an optimist, a lover of people, life and humanity. It's a diversity-friendly album about daring and about reaching out, connecting, building bridges, taking chances, when and while you can.
Donna Williams' voice, whilst a style and sound all its own has been compared with voices like Missy Higgins, Jewel, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nathalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks), Tori Amos, Nanci Griffith, Juliana Hatfield, Helen Reddy and Karen Carpenter.
Two of the songs on the Nobody Nowhere CD , "Beyond The When" and "Sometimes" feature in the TBS hit international TV series, "Things You Taught Me" starring Rie Tomosaka and Takaya Kamikawa.
Like a long buried treasure, the music and songs on the Nobody Nowhere CD span over a decade of song writing. Though it took her years till she could finally dare to let others hear her sing, she has what is an almost startlingly pure and honest voice.
Nobody Nowhere is an album of awesome contrasts, from capturing alienation like in the track 'Enemy Lines' (which made the top 50 Jazz tracks on American Idol Underground) to the hauntingly beautiful and atmospheric track of, "Ocean Deep".
The Nobody Nowhere album is a quality production of flowing, yet diverse styles produced by award winning film and TV music composer/producer, Paul Farrer. This CD is musically, lyrically and vocally beautiful, powerful and moving, even teasing and humorous at times. It is a musical dance of the soul, unchained. It's multifaceted, quirky and surprising.
So much for the labels on the jam jar; deaf, disturbed, autistic; of which Donna certainly had her share. We are so much more than labels or categories, any of us, and the album, Nobody Nowhere shows us that in abundance.
Explore this album, complete with a lyrics booklet that comes with it featuring lyrics to all the tracks on the album. Then, follow Donna's musical journey from here into the beautiful work of her second album 'Mutation' at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw2 and her debut album, 'Broken Biscuit' recorded with Donna And The Aspinauts at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw3.
NB: A percentage of proceeds from this album contribute to the running costs of an international self employment facility for people with autism at www.auties.org
you can sample and order individual songs from itunes via this link: