Meet Nicholas, 27 years old from Houston, Texas.
“I was feeling creatively inspired by a book I had just finished, hence the title of the playlist. I connected to the book quite a bit and needed some music that helped me feel the same emotions even after reading, and with this selection I can slip into that state of mind whenever.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
This can change on a daily basis, but the album Melodrama by Lorde and especially the romanticism around the songs, Supercut and The Louvre, are how I fictionalize my life. She is a master at emotional manipulation and is in a league of her own.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I personally think that lyrics are more important. Even though you need good music to support any song, the foundation for connecting to a listener is if they connect with the lyrics.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
My favorite artist of all time was Noah and the Whale who sadly have broken up. After them I would include Shura, Max Jury, Carly Rae Jepsen, Yoke Lore, and Matt Corby as the top five current acts.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
I'd love to interview Carly Rae Jepsen. I find it so interesting that she's created a whole career as this fringe-pop artist absolutely killing the game but not getting much industry press or radio play, even after her breakout single Call me Maybe was the first "viral" song of our generation. I want to know how she got past all of that and created this new fanbase of pop aficionados to support her now.
Carly Rae Jepsen at House of Blues Houston.