Trophy Wife Extended Play

by Suzanne Nuttall

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released February 27, 2014

SUZANNE NUTTALL's song "Trophy Wife (Your Body Won't Lie)" was masterfully produced by Michael Philip Wojewoda and released in July 2013. It features a nine-piece string section playing an arrangement by Ford Pier. Suzanne spent the next six months "extending the play" by collaborating with various artists and exploring how the same song can have several readings. Each version / remix takes the song in a new direction. The result is TROPHY WIFE EXTENDED PLAY which consists of seven versions of the song... or seven trophy wives!

First, Suzanne worked with singer-songwriter Chloé Lacasse who created a gorgeous French adaptation of the song which she called "Comme un trophée." Suzanne was quite excited to return to the recording studio on November 16th, 2013 with Michael Philip Wojewoda to record her first-ever French vocal. This was meaningful because French is Suzanne's mother tongue.

Gavin Bradley delivered a minimalist piano version recorded on his beloved piano, Heather Kirby created two mirror remixes in English and French which take the listener on an aural journey which highlights the guitar-playing of José Contreras of By Divine Right, Kaelo Gallagher delivered a house remix which Suzanne is hoping will get club-goers dancing and finally Pinelopi Gramatikopoulos (Suzanne's co-writer on the song) and James Bunton produced a haunting remix featuring Amely Zhou on the erhu.

PLEASE NOTE: If you download the album, all tracks will have the above cover art. You will need to download the songs INDIVIDUALLY if you wish to have the custom cover art associated with each version/remix.

Suzanne's mirror music videos for TROPHY WIFE and COMME UN TROPHÉE were directed by Lee Sandler and edited by Suzanne herself. Be sure to check them out on YouTube!

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Suzanne Nuttall Toronto, Ontario

Suzanne's Mom once said she was singing "Petit Papa Noël" by her first Christmas. Suzanne was born in June, so this is a stretch. Most likely by her second Christmas.

Suzanne sang in roots duo Bare Bones and soul/funk band Sue de Nym. Recordings and videos can be tracked down.

In 2011, Suzanne decided to release songs one at a time in the modern digital paradigm.

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Track Name: Trophy Wife (Your Body Won't Lie)
White picket fence
Trips to the mall
A set of rings
To say it all

Glowing TV
Lights up the night
You’re safe and sound
You never fight

And you’ve got
Your trophy wife
And you’ve got
A picture-perfect life
All you want
Is peace of mind
But that you can’t have
Cuz your body won’t lie

A wall of smiles
Carefully cropped
A figurine
Forever stopped

The needle deep
Within a groove
You try to dance
You cannot move

Cuz you’ve got
Your trophy wife
And you’ve got
A picture-perfect life
You believe
In compromise
You can’t look in her eyes
Cuz your body won’t lie

Your body won’t lie
No your body won’t lie
It’s not what you say
It’s how you sigh
Notice the way
You are skin to skin
Notice the way
You never let her in

Cuz you’ve got
Your trophy wife
And you’ve got
A picture perfect life
All you want
Is peace of mind
But that you can’t have
Cuz your body won’t lie
No your body won’t lie
Your body won’t lie

Life is so full
Life is so fine
We are like stars
Almost divine
Track Name: Comme un trophée
Comme un trophée
prend la lumière
et fait briller
qui est derrière

Elle est parfaite
à tes côtés
Elle te va bien
et tu le sais

Alors si,
y’a rien de mieux
Alors si,
t’as tout ce que tu veux
Pourquoi la paix
te fait défaut
Je sais, ça semblait parfait,
mais quelque chose sonne faux

Comme un trophée
prend la poussière
Avec le temps
l’éclat se perd

À regarder
la même vue
À la beauté,
on s’habitue

Et même si,
y’a rien de mieux
et même si,
t’as tout ce que tu veux
Tu ne vois plus
que les défauts,
L’idée t’avait plu
mais quelque chose sonne faux

Quelque chose sonne faux
Oui quelque chose sonne faux
Ce n’est pas dans tes mots
mais dans tes silences
et puis dans la distance,
Ta façon d’être loin
Même quand son corps se perd,
se love contre le tien

Car, même si,
y’a rien de mieux
Oui, même si,
t’as tout ce que tu veux
Toujours, la paix
te fait défaut
Je sais, ça semblait parfait,
mais quelque chose sonne faux
Oui quelque chose sonne faux
Quelque chose sonne faux

Comme un trophée
sait rendre fier
Comme les étoiles
sont éphémères...