From ‘Lead Me To The Water’ to ‘Yours To Take’, people have fallen for Nick Wilson’s exploration of love’s predictably unpredictable frailties. It’s a skill that has enabled the breaking singer-songwriter to take his music global, with over 100 million streams to date and 800,000 monthly listeners at Spotify. But never has he expressed such emotions as directly as he does in his new single ‘Love Can Be Lonely, Sometimes’.
‘Love Can Be So Lonely, Sometimes’ is the centrepiece of his upcoming debut album ‘Now I’m Falling’, which follows on August 27th. In contrast to often more intricate or elaborate productions that feature alongside it, the single’s sparse structure replicates the solitude of the song, with Nick’s tender words supported by subtle autotuned backing vocals and minimal instrumentation.
“This was the last song written for the album,” says Nick. “It’s my favourite type of song in that it kind of doesn’t go anywhere, it just sits in its own space. We wrote it almost like a poem, with different stanzas that expand the same sentiment; love can be so lonely sometimes. This song is a reassurance that it’s impossible to have something be perfect in every way. Everything has a downside in some way and at some point, even love, and that’s okay. I think there’s this expectation in love that everything has to be amazing and perfect, but really sometimes it isn’t, and that’s what makes it amazing.”
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Nick co-wrote ‘Love Can Be Lonely, Sometimes’ with Joe Keogh of Amber Run, with production from Martin Luke Brown and Mark Elliott.
The four songs that have preceded the release of ‘Now I’m Falling’ (‘Love Can Be So Lonely, Sometimes’, ‘Yours To Take’, ‘Say Something’ and ‘Lead Me To The Water’) showcase an album that feels like a journey through a whirlwind of tumultuous emotions. Yet just a year ago, the album wasn’t even planned. Nick had wanted everything to be perfectly in place ahead of the release of his debut. But he gradually came to the realisation that the wait for the perfect time could be eternal. Freed from over-thinking the external factors that are out of his control, he instead channeled his creativity into his songs that are natural, unforced and remarkably confident. The result is that ‘Now I’m Falling’ is the most fully realised debut that he could’ve possibly made.
Nick will take the album’s songs on the road for the first time when he tours with Emily Burns in September. His first shows of 2022 will come when performs as guest to his Never Fade label mate Gabrielle Aplin. The dates are:
September 2021 (with Emily Burns)
5th Manchester Deaf Institute
6th Glasgow Garage
7th Birmingham O2 Academy 3
9th London Powerhouse
11th Bristol Rough Trade
12th Brighton Green Door Store
March 2022 (with Gabrielle Aplin)
17th Cardiff University
18th Bristol SWX
19th Nottingham Rock City
21st Brighton Concorde 2
22nd London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire