Louisa Nicklin – Thick: 13th Floor New Song Of The Day

Acclaimed Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Louisa Nicklin known for her introspective songwriting and captivating soundscapes, has released her latest single, Thick, alongside the announcement of her highly anticipated second album, The Big Sulk. Following the success of her self-titled debut album in 2021, Nicklin has established herself as a prominent figure in the music scene, garnering critical acclaim and a devoted following.

Here’s the blurb with more:

Louisa NicklinThick explores the concept of leaning into a situation as a means of escaping thoughts, capturing a repetitive and chaotic energy that contrasts with the album’s more purposeful arrangements. This guitar-driven track features playful riffs and unique sonic textures, including nods to the distinctive guitar style of album producer Shayne P. Carter.

Regarding the single’s creative process, Nicklin shares, “‘Thick’ was an opportunity to play around with strange sounds and fun little riffs, incorporating lots of Shayne Carter-inspired guitar moments.” The accompanying music video, created in collaboration with Ali Burns and Zoë Dunster, draws inspiration from 70s aesthetics and cuisine, blending elements of nostalgia with a touch of whimsy and intrigue.

The video was inspired by 70s food and style,” explains Nicklin. “We wanted to lean into some of the strangeness of the food from this era—it’s mildly unsettling but you can’t quite put your finger on why.”

The Big Sulk, produced by Shayne P. Carter, is a culmination of Nicklin’s introspective songwriting and sonic exploration, recorded in the atmospheric setting of the Coromandel bush. The eight track album promises to showcase Nicklin’s signature style—searingly honest lyrics intertwined with visceral guitar work and dark, enveloping melodies.

Louisa Nicklin’s music has garnered critical acclaim since the release of her self-titled debut album in 2021, solidifying her reputation as a rising star in the New Zealand music scene. Alongside her solo work, Nicklin has collaborated with local talents such as Jazmine Mary and D.C. Maxwell, as well as performing with Shayne P. Carter on his recent Dimmer tours across Aotearoa.

The Big Sulk is scheduled for release on Friday 23 August offering listeners an immersive journey into Louisa Nicklin’s evocative world. Pre orders are available now.

Louisa Nicklin“The Big Sulk” by Louisa Nicklin
Out Friday 23 August
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