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Tuesday 06 July 2021

Nick Wilson's Early Bon Iver Sounding Whirlwind Of Tumultuous Emotions Precede Date @ Brighton's Green Door Store

From Lead Me To The Water to Yours To Take, people have fallen for Brighton-bound Nick Wilson's exploration of love's predictably unpredictable frailties

It's a skill that has enabled the breaking singer-songwriter to take his music global, but never has he expressed such emotions as directly as he does in his new single Love Can Be Lonely, Sometimes.
The song is the centrepiece of his upcoming debut album Now I'm Falling, which follows on August 27th. 

In contrast to often more intricate or elaborate productions that feature alongside it, the single's sparse structure replicates the solitude of the song, with Nick's tender words supported by subtle autotuned backing vocals and minimal instrumentation. 
"This was the last song written for the album," says Nick. 

"It's my favourite type of song in that it kind of doesn't go anywhere, it just sits in its own space. 

"We wrote it almost like a poem, with different stanzas that expand the same sentiment; love can be so lonely sometimes. 

"This song is a reassurance that it's impossible to have something be perfect in every way.

"Everything has a downside in some way and at some point, even love, and that's okay. 

"I think there's this expectation in love that everything has to be amazing and perfect, but really sometimes it isn't, and that's what makes it amazing."
Nick co-wrote the single with Joe Keogh of Amber Run, with production from Martin Luke Brown and Mark Elliott.
The four songs that have preceded its release showcase an album that feels like a journey through a whirlwind of tumultuous emotions

Yet just a year ago, the album wasn't even planned. Nick had wanted everything to be perfectly in place ahead of the release of his debut. 

But he gradually came to the realisation that the wait for the perfect time could be eternal. 

Freed from over-thinking the external factors that are out of his control, he instead channeled his creativity into his songs that are natural, unforced and remarkably confident. 

The result is that Now I'm Falling is the most fully realised debut that he could've possibly made.
Nick Wilson will take the albums songs on the road for the first time when he tours with Emily Burns in September. The duo will play Brighton Green Door Store on 12th September 2021. CLICK HERE for up-to-date info.

by: Mike Cobley


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