- 08 Apr 21
Get an exclusive first listen to the new single from nicha below.
Fusing elements of dreamy folk, psychedelic-flavoured soft-rock, and subtle electronica, the Co. Down artist, also known as Lucy Robinson, worked with producer Michael Mormecha on the captivating new track.
"'saltwater song' is liberating and empowering," she reflects. "It tells the story of someone who is struggling to overcome personal issues such as a bad relationship, addiction or an unhealthy habit. Weighted by these issues they are unable to become their best self or reach their full potential.
"The lyrics of saltwater song express the passing of time and the fear of being swept up in distraction and forgetting where you are meant to be going. The music reflects this as well through a wash of melodies and dreamy instrumentals."
The release of her first two singles have already marked nicha as a serious one-to-watch – garnering attention from BBC Radio Ulster's Stephen McCauley, RTE 2fm's Dan Hegarty, and more. Drawing influence from a childhood filled with the music of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, as well as more recent inspirations like Tash Sultana, Loyle Carner and Jamie xx, nicha's work is informed by some of the most pressing issues facing the world today – including mental health struggles and environmental issues.
Ahead of its official release tomorrow, get an exclusive first listen to 'saltwater song' below: