THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS PT 1
STREAM THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS HERE
WATCH THE TAKE MY NUMBER VIDEO HERE
Following an exciting 2022, rising star Nicola Høie, returns this year with a stellar run of music releases. First up, she releases The Acoustic Sessions Pt 1, a beautiful collection of special versions of two of her tracks, plus two covers. Nicola also today premieres the video for Take My Number (Acoustic) – view here.
The Acoustic Sessions Pt 1 features 4 tracks including a very special stripped back version of her previously released single Never Buy My Love and the yet to be heard, Take My Number. The acoustic Take My Number provides a tease for the full version to come next month. She has also covered Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love, a beautifully simple piano ballad with her vocals shining through. Completing the collection is the acoustic version of Skydiving, the original of which she released late last year, both of which see Nicola putting her own spin on Skydiving by Canadian alt-pop star, Lights.
Speaking of The Acoustic Sessions Pt.1, Nicola commented: “I’m so happy to have released my Acoustic Sessions EP. I have a soft spot for acoustic music. I like the simplicity and intimacy that comes with doing them in this way. It’s not always easy to pull off and it can feel quite vulnerable with nothing to hide behind but I always like a challenge and I hope I did them justice. When I recorded It Must Have Been Love I was a little hesitant at first because it’s a big song and the version we wanted to do was very simple with only a piano, I was unsure whether I could carry that song well enough, but I’m so happy with it. I hope everyone likes it!”
And speaking of the accompanying videos for Take My Number and Skydiving, Nicola added: “Late last year, I spent a day at the legendary RAK studios in London and filmed a couple of acoustic videos. Recording at RAK and working with the team behind those videos was such a fun experience! I can get a little nervous and, in my head, sometimes when I am in front of the camera but everyone was so supportive and thoughtful that they made the experience really enjoyable and I can’t wait to do more.”
The rising Norwegian star released her debut tracks in 2022, starting with Secrets which got off to a flying start and was included in several playlists across the globe on both Apple Music and Spotify, including Best TikTok Viral Songs 2022 and Beats Of Tomorrow. She also released a Secrets club remix by UK DJ Kelvin Wood (listen here) – the perfect soundtrack for a sunny, Summer’s day. Secrets kickstarted a series of releases of pop bangers and future hits from the soon to be superstar. The follow up, Never Buy My Lovewas also picked up on a variety of playlists including Spotify’s Fresh Finds and the highly regarded New Music Friday: Popjustice edit. Skydiving followed and was swiftly added to Norway’s New Music Friday playlist and has been gathering momentum across Europe. The acoustic version of Skydiving was the first track to be launched from the EP and the video can be viewed here.
Hailing from Norway and residing in Denmark, the young rising talent is undoubtedly going to be the name on everyone’s lips before long. The soon-to-be pop superstar is inspired by her Scandinavian roots as well as looking to the UK and USA for a variety of influences. She has spent the last 2 years honing her craft, working on her debut album between Stockholm, Berlin, London and Liverpool.
Stay tuned for more Nicola Høie releases and news. This is just the beginning.
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