Reid's latest album, 'Out of My Province,' debuts next month.
Nadia Reid's "Oh Canada" isn't a cover of the country's national anthem, but that doesn't stop the New Zealander from honoring some of her favorite Canadian singer-songwriters on her new song, which Billboard premieres today (Feb. 10).
"I would like to go to Canada / I would like to go there with you," Reid sings on the breezy, mid-tempo jaunt, which recalls such Canadian icons as Joni Mitchell and the Wainwrights over warm horns and electric guitar.
"Canada is a metaphor for all places and everywhere, but the phrase essentially came to me after I was reflecting on my long love affair with Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Joni Mitchell -- Canadian artists that have constantly inspired and saved me through the years," Reid tells Billboard. "I had also been particularly inspired by Michele Shocked's song 'Anchorage' where she would reference place and city a lot. Which I have done throughout the record.