29 July 2014
Wise Beyond Her Fears: Teenager Nikki W Voices Younger Generations Angst
(July 29, 2014 – New York, NY) The MuseBox today announced the release of Sad Generation, the debut album from Nikki W, the 16 year-old singer/songwriter from London, Ontario. The recent premiere of the first single/video for Transparent Hands became a Buzznet Featured Video due to it’s sheer popularity from viewers. Nikkis style is a vibrant mix of guitars, piano, and haunting synths, all layered over a restless and hard-hitting rhythm section held together by Nikki’s enchanting voice. Already compared to Lana Del Ray and Metric, Nikki projects an emotional honesty and wisdom beyond her years. According to Sam Tweedle of The Pop Culture Addict, Nikkis voice and writing skills are astonishing for a girl her age. Sad Generation was produced by Gavin Brown, and is available on Nikkis official website.
Like every preceding generation, Nikkis is filled with distinct loneliness and fear. According to Nikki, she is ready, willing, and able to speak on behalf of gypsies, wallflowers, and those without a voice. Her powerful, yet vulnerable, voice touches on love, doubt, sex, self-harm, and alienation all themes common to Nikki and her peers. Nikki describes her music as pop music with cuts, tattoos, and honesty.
With straightforward, yet poignant, lyrics like, Dont know who to trust and who to doubt and Someone like you is much too wonderful, lovely for someone as sad as me, Nikki has already garnered attention for her songwriting prowess. Although working with a producer with Browns credentials was at first intimidating, Nikki credits him with allowing her to grow through the songwriting and recording process. Ive been in and out of studios since I was 12. Its kind of like a second home to me. I love going in and writing songs there, or just recording a track.