By: Staff –
Emerging Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Nickolaj is back with his new single “First Place”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
The track is the lead single from Nickolaj’s debut EP Step Into The Light which is set for release this summer.
Step Into The Light is produced by award winning composer Adrian Emond and was recorded entirely by Nickolaj and Adrian in their respective home studios. Working remotely between Vancouver and Calgary, they were able to find ways to collaborate on the album virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“First Place” is an uplifting pop-driven track about feeling victorious, successful and confident. “I wanted to affirm that I believe in myself and my abilities,” says Nickolaj. “‘First Place’ is ultimately a song about greatness, and by sharing this song, I strive to inspire others to pursue their definition of greatness.”
Choosing freedom over fear is the driving force behind songwriter Nickolaj. Powerful, energetic music coupled with sublime vocals give life to captivating pop melodies and earnest lyrics. Nickolaj’s music conveys the message of optimism, resilience, and inner strength.
After living in Denmark during his adolescence, Nickolaj moved to Vancouver where much of his formative years were spent listening to The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alicia Keys, Prince, and Michael Jackson. His early 20’s involved performing in intimate lounges, historic venues and local festivals, gaining acclaim amongst his peers. Two years at music school further nurtured the prospering songwriter. Nickolaj’s unrelenting devotion and energy now propel him into a blossoming solo career.
Step into the Light, Nickolaj’s debut EP, is produced by award winning composer Adrian Emond. The five song release, expected during the summer of 2021, showcases the prowess of a songwriter daring to blend genres. The unifying factor of the EP is the strength of Nickolaj’s vocal abilities. Listeners can expect to be awed by his seemingly endless range and power that amplifies his enduring message.