First Listen: Nicole Millar Debuts First Single ‘Wait’
I can’t even begin to imagine how much works goes into an album. Choosing which singles to feature, what to omit, and even more importantly, how the artist feels that this body of work should represent them, particularly when constructing one’s debut release.
Sydney star NICOLE MILLAR’s destined for big things, and this is reflected more so in her work ethic and sheer talent than anything. Taking some time off to travel, write songs and most importantly, reflect, she’s almost ready to share her debut release with us.
2014 saw Nicole co-write and sing with Peking Duk on the enduring anthem ‘High’; a #1 triple platinum single that was played from bedrooms to clubs and everywhere else in between. Not only that, but aside from writing her own songs, she’s been hard at work fostering new collaborative relationships with the likes of heavyweights Cosmo’s Midnight, Golden Features and more.
Proving to be a heavyweight herself, 2016’s going to be a huge year for the singer, and we’re so stoked to have her new single in our hands.
Titled ‘Wait’, the single came about over a year ago, and through the process of continually pushing for something new, Nicole finally came to something she was happy with.
And it was definitely well worth the wait.
It’s got that lovely pop quality to it that Nicole‘s always had, but there’s a brooding darkness here that feels more Sky Ferreira than Charli XCX.
Her vocals are showcased immediately from the get go; well tempered, emotionally rich and so well controlled. It’s these combined with the airy production and stamping percussion that rounds this one off so nicely.
However, once that guitar hits in the chorus, the track steps up. The pulsing percussion synchronises so overtly with the vocals, you can almost feel the air in the track completely dissipate.
Nicole‘s created a song that boasts a new kind of pop. A less shallow, technically focused brand of sound that hits you in all of the right spots whilst simultaneously perfecting every soundscape in the process.
Words by Caitlin Medcalf