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Nicole Atkins & the Sea Perform ‘War Torn,’ Chat ‘Neptune City’

VIDEO: The New Jersey-bred songstress and crew hit Spin HQ for a performance of "War Torn."

Mackenzie Wilson // January 23, 2008

Before the rush of the holiday season set in and New Year’s resolutions were casually put in place, Nicole Atkins & the Sea stopped by the Spinoffices to churn out a blissful rendition of “War Torn,” one of themany sultry dramas featured on Atkins’ latest studio effort, Neptune City.The Asbury Park-based songbird, whose album bares the namesake of herseaside hometown, also divulged her favorite bits about growing up inNeptune City. “I think everybody has a good equal dose of love and hatefor where they grew up,” Atkins shared. “But the neighborhood I live inis called Shark River — it’s part of Neptune — I live right acrossthe street from the river, and there’s a bird sanctuary. There’s tonsof beautiful herons, swans, and geese.”

Want to know moreabout Ms. Atkins? While she proudly boasts her quality Pink Floyd leadriffage, Atkins isn’t just a strumming girl with a guitar. Sheplayfully quips, “I’m awesome at The Legend of Zelda!”

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Nicole Atkins & the Sea – “War Torn”