Enjoy the simplicity of a folk perspective, à la Joni Mitchell, and the complexity of Tori Amos' classical and jazz echoes. In the same album. Independently produced, released, and distributed, "New Day" features Nicole Stella's voice, classically trained but entirely distinctive, and minimalist arrangements of acoustic guitars, keyboards, and bass lines. The raw sound of the album with interesting, often unusual harmonies, is a manifesto against conformity. Its calming atmospheres are an invitation to listen with closer attention, leaving all the noisy background behind.