The cohesion is evident in every note. The upcoming EP from Nikki's Wives packs a wallop with a unified vision that can only come from a group working together as a creative unit. After living through years of teenage excess and infatuation, it's all too fitting that this London, Ontario based alt-pop threesome should find inspiration in the form of a powerful obsession. The band recently released two new songs from their upcoming debut, "Ghost" and "Lonely Being Cool" available on iTunes now.
See the lyric video for "Ghost" here: https://youtu.be/CYLeqdeU-hU
The band's upcoming debut EP titled For E-V-E-R introduces Nikki Whitehead's smoky and glorious vocal style to the world, with a tight band at the center of everything, giving it a very solid energy. "Lyrically, we really wanted to indulge," Nikki admits, "We took some difficult emotions like jealousy and lust, and tried to gloss them up - make them feel seductive." For E-V-E-R was mixed by Matty Green who has also worked with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and produced by Alastair Sims best known for his work on Rush's Live in Cleveland and Three Days Grace's Human.
Nikki's Wives are: Nikki Whitehead, Dylan Lauzon and Nate Baylor.
Despite their young age, Nikki's Wives are no strangers to the recording process. Starting her career as a solo artist, 17 year old Nikki has been in and out of studios since she was 12. "The studio is sort of like a second home to me," she reflects. The introduction to Dylan and Nate, both in their early 20's, would prove to be transformative for Nikki, after struggling for years to find collaborators that shared her aesthetic vision. The three instantly fed off each other's creative energies.
While their youthful energy shines through, the band is forging their own musical path and creating a sound that is completely unique to them. The songs drip with honesty and candid emotion, broad and anthemic at certain moments, yet vulnerable and intimate at others.
This record is about growing up and fighting for your own identity in the face of society's ideas about love and life. It's about having reckless abandon, yet having to reconcile the fact that things aren't always going to go your way.
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