Nashville songstress Savannah Nider’s newest single “We Are Us” unites her soulful voice with inspiring lyrics. This country-flavored track dances in the sunlight with Nider shining the most light. A reflection of the power of community, the uniting world family, “We Are Us” has grand moments that hit home. Stirring for the soul and the heart, “We Are Us” is a comforting hit song.
Born and raised in the small town of Pawnee City, Nebraska, Nider’s modest beginnings shine through in “We Are Us”. Inspired by her late grandmother, Linda, Nider made the move to Nashville after finishing her college studies. She has a voice that echoes the boldness of Patsy Cline, the sensitivity of LeeAnn Womack and the piety of Lauren Daigle. In “We Are Us” Nider sings of a better tomorrow, championing the human spirit. There’s no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow / we are us / we still pray / we still love / every single day / yeah we heal the broken / keep our hearts open, she sings, her voice hued with a deeper baritone. Never stop losing hope/ it’s just who we are, she continues. Underneath her words, a murky, electronic pulse slides through the music bed. At first the guitar is faint, but it picks up steam. The percussion is persistent and pleasant. It’s an even tempo. It feels just right for a slow-dance or more.
“We Are Us” is also the perfect song for gatherings. Nider makes you feel like you’re a part of something. Emotionally riveting, it’s her deep-sounding voice that sparks that love. She’s not just singing words on a page, she’s gifting them to her listener. With so much negativity, it’s refreshing to hear a song that promotes togetherness. We could sure use more songs like “Are Us” in our lives, and especially Nider singing them. I can also see this song being included in a Hallmark movie or Christian movie. It’s timeless, warm message tears at the heart strings. Regardless if it were now or 10 years from now, I think this song has the legs to be something bigger that it is now. It’s one of those songs that evolves over time and takes on new meanings with each listen.
Nider’s vocals really want to cut loose, I sensed. She’s holding back on some of the octaves to stay within the boundaries of the song. This isn’t a dig on the song. I really enjoyed “We Are Us” but I think we’re just seeing the beginnings of a singer with more passion than one song can contain. “We Are Us” is an excellent song, don’t get me wrong, but the real star is Nider’s voice. Fans of the aforementioned artists, as well as Carrie Underwood and Mandy Barnett should definitely check out Nider’s song. She worked with producers Bryan Cole and Grammy-winning Steve Marcantonio (who has worked with Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gil, Midland and many more legendary Nashville artists) on her EP.