We are sharing our recent interview with an award winning singer Nicky.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Nicky : I am Nicky, the leader and founder of Nothing But You! I am a native Japanese, born and raised in the Japan but decided to move to the US to fulfill my desire to sing foreign songs…
I live like a typical musician. My hobbies are photoshooting, cooking and studying new things… Photo shooting is another passion of mine.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you start “Nothing But You”?
Nicky : To me, a song always starts out as a feeling. I love being able to express what I’m feeling or thinking through my music. I also love that I can touch someone through my music and maybe touch someone’s life in some way. “Nothing But You” is all human beings’ dream… and LOVE!
Twist Online : Any reasons behind going for the name “Nothing But You”?
Nicky : We wanted a name that is memorable and can help establish my personal brand. So we created a name that is related to the genre we wish to be identified with. We choose a stage name that actually means something to me!
Nothing But YOU, Nicky!
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent track “Lips”
Nicky : ‘Lips’ is my new single: a beautiful ballad that gradually transitions to an easy listening smooth love songs.
Single ‘LIPS’ features collaborations with many of the talented names from across the world, including awards winning Turkish singer/songwriter Emine SARI, platinum award winner London-based music engineer Joel Evenden, Turkish music producer Cihat Atlig, and recorded at Shota Osabe’s Studio, California, and was released by Phoenix Records.
“LIPS” single include an acoustic version of the song accompanied only by a guitar played by Turkish musician Oguz Ertok and produced by Joel Evenden.
I can’t wait for everyone to finally hear it and the single is out now via all digital partners. The song is really inspiring, I also love when people say that they are inspired after hearing some of my songs, it’s a great feeling.
Twist Online : What kind of response you are have received from the release?
Nicky : The song received positive reviews from the music critics.
The song ‘LIPS’ won the Best BLUES Song at The Akademia Music Awards LA. And we’re on the iTunes easy listening charts!
And I want to thank all the fans for all of support and for sharing the music!
Twist Online : What attracts you more performing on stage or working in studios?
Nicky : It’s exciting and terrifying all at the same time to perform but it all gone with your first note on the stage!
The thing that can’t be captured in a recording is the energy and musician/crowd interactions of a live performance. At the same time, there are recorded songs that follow you through your life. Recordings and live performances are two different things and saying one is “better”, in my opinion, I’ll consider.
So can I chose both? 🙂
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Nicky : here’s probably my top artists who always inspires me: Whitney Houston songs, Celine Dion’s vocals, Nina Simon’s vibes…
There’s just too many of them! Also, Ella Fitzgerald is a huge star!
So I prefer an Easy-listening, slow, smooth jazz and blues music.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Nicky : Work harder and harder for myself, I am very ambitious and try to work very hard to get where I want to be. Always do my best, develop myself and become a world star! 🙂
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Nicky : We are working on my new album which will be out next year. I am working on my new CD with great producers and songwriters from UK and Turkey and we are planning to record at The Abbey Road Studios in the UK.
I want to thank you for taking the time to interview me! I really enjoyed your questions and appreciate your support!