At the end of 2021, Nellen released Standstill, an album recorded live to tape at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville. Her soulful, rock leaning record has since been lauded by tastemakers and music publications like The Boot, CMT, NPR and Songpickr.

The pandemic has been a trying time for her and so many who saw their plans upended and interrupted. Nellen witnessed the closure of several small, local music venues and experienced show cancellations over and over. She turned to writing songs and learning the piano, to try and keep her idle schedule moving. She also started writing longer reflections and essays on her Substack here. These intermittent meditations and musical updates have become her preferred way of communicating, and she thinks if you're wondering when a new record will be released, you should come along and subscribe. 

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