Recently making a comeback on bitbird with indie folk song, “Rockshow“, Dutch-American LA-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist The Nicholas continues on the dreamy pop vibe with new single “Blink“, featuring Australian singer Akurei serving as the second single from his upcoming EP Silverside.
Whether it’s for his own musical projects or for someone else’s, The Nicholas always seems to stumble on people to make music with. For “Blink”, we have a similar kind of story. Originally meeting through mutual friend Golden Vessel on a summery night in Los Angeles, The Nicholas already got familiar with Akurei’s voice and musical talents. A few months later, The Nicholas joined Golden Vessel on tour where he deepened his friendship with Akurei, and quickly asked him to sing on this track called ‘Blink’ that The Nicholas was working on at the time.
On the collaboration, The Nicholas shares:
“At the time I had this song I had been working on but I didn’t want to sing it myself so I was using a plugin that made my voice unrecognizable. I hit up Connor to see if he liked it and if he wanted to try singing it. A few weeks later the song is done and I’m honored that he was willing to be a part of the track.”
The result? A song that’s very different from The Nicholas’s most recent single, “Rockshow (ft. Odessa)”, yet still features the same distinct sonic quality and unique sounds that can be found across his entire catalog. Emotional and melancholic thanks to Akurei’s dreamy vocals and The Nicholas’s gorgeous melodies, let “Blink” be the soundtrack to your wistful summer nights.