Australian Artist Melds Textured RnB with Anthemic Future Pop. - Nick de la Hoyde: Close To U
posted 10 Jul 2022 by Krister Axel
Sometimes it's hard to know what success looks like, but really the journey is the most beautiful part.

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The last decade found Nick crafting a sound that is both intimate and universally appealing—a sound that continues to evolve and connect with audiences around the world. Since getting started on his musical journey in 2014, Nick can proudly draw attention to syncs of his original songs for international TV shows as well as radio adds from the likes of BBC Radio1 (UK), Sirius XM (US), Pop 40 Asia, KIIS FM, Nova and the Hit Network (AU).

A multi-finalist at the 2021 International Songwriting Competition, Nick's music draws from a love of hip hop, pop and R&B to deliver a musical experience that is both introspective and infectiously upbeat. His stylistic signature oscillates between moody, textured R&B, and anthemic, synth laden future-pop. Nick and his long-time producer/collaborator/older brother Joseph (ZUZU) de la Hoyde deliver consistent pop fire while overcoming life and artistic challenges along the path. "Close To U" explores the quintessential longing for something you have been working hard on—honoring the countless hours of blood, sweat and tears that inevitably come with 'getting the dream.'

Sometimes it's hard to know what success looks like, but really the journey is the most beautiful part. — Nick de la Hoyde

Nick grew up in a multi-cultural home with a Syrian mother and British father. His debut album "A Beautiful Mess" won first prize in the ‘pop album category’ at the 18th Independent Music Award's (IMA) 2020.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist