Former Sixpence None The Richer vocalist Leigh Nash will release her solo debut, “Blue on Blue,” Aug. 15 via One Son Records/Nettwerk Productions. The album was produced by Pierre Marchand, best known for his longstanding collaboration with Sarah McLachlan. Nash and Marchand also co-wrote the songs “Between the Lines” and “All Along the Wall.”
Other tracks pegged for “Blue on Blue” include the ballad “Just a Little” (Nash’s ode to her son Henry), the piano-led “Ocean Size Love,” “Nervous in the Light” and “My Idea of Heaven.”
Nash has kept a low profile since Sixpence’s 2004 split. After beginning its career in the Christian music community, the group achieved mainstream success with the singles “Kiss Me” (a No. 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100) and a cover of the La’s’ “There She Goes.” Wrangling with a series of labels delayed its farewell studio album, “Divine Discontent,” which was released in October 2002 on Reprise and Squint, a Word Records imprint.
“I knew I wanted to do a record on my own — I always knew I wanted to do that if the band were to break up. But then we actually did break up, and I hadn’t necessarily seen that coming,” Nash admits.
The artist will tour North America this fall in support of “Blue on Blue.”