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Who are you and what do you do?


I am Nicole,Nikki,or Nik...depends on the day. I am a musical artist,adjunct professor, vocalist,voice teacher,music lover,possessor of useless music degrees,writer,ponderer,lover of languages(surtout le français),dreamer with too much time on her hands...you know... the usual suspect.


What's the origin of your artist name?


Well the name is Nik and I am a mezzo-soprano...I'm not THE mezzo, but I'm one of many...


What has been your biggest challenge with your art so far?


Staying in this passionate relationship with my art even when the circumstances surrounding it break my heart.


Who or what is your biggest influence?


My mommy.God. Musical: Prince. Nina Simone.Sade. Kate Bush. Phyllis Hyman. Leonard Bernstein. Bill Withers. Tori Amos.Fiona Apple. Imogen Heap.Earth,Wind &Fire.Björk


What is your wildest story?


Well...there was that one time with the firecrackers...on campus...in the middle of the night...and there were bicycles...


What is the last book you read?


For study, “How Children Learn Music”, for fun: “L'Exil et le royaume”- short story collection by Albert Camus


If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?


Hathor or Ma’at possibly Jo in Little Women...Martha Washington from Give Me Liberty(I don't really want her circumstances, just the strength is fine)


What couldn’t you live without?


Family,music,and...


What is your secret talent?


Once you find out let me know okay?


Tell me about the last dream you remember having?


I was getting chased around a hospital by some secret cooperation, it was all very “action thriller”.


What are you craving right now?


Freedom.


What was the last song you fell in love with?


I fall in love with something new every 5 minutes. I suppose the last one I can remember would be Quadron’s Herfra Hvor Vi Står, but the entire Quadron album is amazing. I also fell in love with Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin all over again.


Can you hula hoop?


Not anymore.


What do you like?


MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC...and silence.Laughter fits in there somewhere...and maybe an occasional late night.


What do you dislike?


Dishonesty. Pettiness. Close-mindedness.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?


Maybe the question should be what is the best piece of advice I’ve taken? I tend to screw up when it comes to that part.


How and why did you start RECording?


It all started when mom gave me that little carry-along karaoke machine when I was 4...I haven’t stopped hitting RECord since. Why? All those thoughts have to go somewhere in the universe I suppose. I started RECording here because I'm from a small town and wanted to communicate with other artistic folks(I'm Texan;)).

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Another(obviously) unfinished piece.I will put the stems up if anyone requests them. This instrumental is structured according to another song I wrote,that's why there is a section of drums alone, but I don't think I will be using this instrumental for that song anymore.

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Ok, so 1 am, recording songs in my bedroom...one take singing and playing, so forgive my mediocrity...and maybe someone could use it or remix it? This is my attempt at a pop(ish) ballad. 


 


Lyrics:


You said no one could love you
But I don't want anyone but you


What's good for us
ain't always safe for me
What could make you smile
could also make me
feel so weak


And all the pearls of heaven
are lost to us now
now we're stuck
in the rings of hell
which way is out


You said no one could love you 
But I don't want anyone but you
You said no one could want you
But I don't need anyone but you


What's safe for us
ain't always nice for me
What could bring me joy
can also make you
feel no peace


Who have we become
we are broken by our own pride
failure means everything now
to the dreams we've chased(ooh)


You said no one could love you 
But I don't love anyone but you
You said no one could need you
But I don't love anyone but you
You said no one could love you
But I don't love anyone but you


 

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Obviously I have a problem with starting and stopping, another loop, there are some extra bits in the beginning, but then it just settles down to a loop.

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So this is a song that I orginally started writing for the "Space" collab but obviously it took me a while to finish.The song is still in its infant stages but I got bored and started playing with long reverbs. I have a version that is completely dry also, if anyone wants to take a crack at it and needs stems.


Lyrics: 


You can hide pain in anything Even someone else’s life the more pain stings the more hurt it brings staining your pillow at night


We watch them grow old hot tears to season our sorrows we watch them move mountains canyons on our backs and valleys in our souls


But it’s the space I can’t handle I can’t handle, I can’t handle it’s the space I can’t handle


I can see your rage in everything even deep inside your eyes the longer hate stays the better it breeds breaking down your pride


We watch it grow old many tears to season our many sorrows we won’t move mountains with canyons on our backs and valleys in our souls


And it’s the space I can’t handle I can’t handle, I can’t handle it’s the space I can’t handle


And it’s the space I can’t handle I can’t handle, I can’t handle it’s the space I can’t handle


 

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I actually started writing this for the "space" collab and didn't end up finishing the song until recently. :( Anyway I hope someone can make something happen out of it! 


Lyrics:


You can hide pain in anything
Even someone else’s life
the more pain stings the more hurt it brings
staining your pillow at night


We watch them grow old
hot tears to season our sorrows
we watch them move mountains
canyons on our backs and valleys in our souls


But it’s the space
I can’t handle
I can’t handle, I can’t handle
it’s the space
I can’t handle


I can see your rage in everything
even deep inside your eyes
the longer hate stays the better it breeds
breaking down your pride


We watch it grow old
many tears to season our many sorrows
we won’t move mountains
with canyons on our backs and valleys in our souls


And it’s the space
I can’t handle
I can’t handle, I can’t handle
it’s the space
I can’t handle


And it’s the space
I can’t handle
I can’t handle, I can’t handle
it’s the space
I can’t handle

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