Sydney, Australia based singer/songwriter/rapper Nick de la Hoyde begun expressing himself through music when he was 16 and pursuing a professional, football career in Barcelona. Music quickly became an outlet through which Nick could express the frustrations that come with chasing your dreams and the result was a unique and deeply personal insight into youth, dreams and determination. Growing up in a multi-cultural home with a Syrian mother and British father, Nick was exposed to many global influences which he weaved into his music melding sounds of hip hop, rock, alternative, R&B and spoken word, together with introspective lyrics that read like personal journal entries. Nick and his long-time producer/collaborator/older brother Joseph (ZUZU) de la Hoyde, have crafted a sound that is simultaneously intimate, expansive and engaging. Now at 22, Nick has penned confessional, real life anthems such as Thinking Bout You, Never Gonna Beg For It, By My Side and Changing, that take you on a free-spirited, hypnotic and sometimes soulful sonic journey to find the path forward. Nick has quickly made a name for himself in the social media space cultivating a large and dedicated on-line following, becoming a powerful voice for youth empowerment and positivity.
LOVE TAKES TIME
Nick’s newest installment ‘Love Takes Time’ is a sultry electronic track that bends the line between pop and future, showcasing Nick’s evolution into a very capable pop artist. In the lyric, Nick’s yearning for love turns into the realization that love truly does takes time and can’t be forced. Nick’s delicate falsetto sits upon a bed of mallets before crescendoing to an intense swelling of synth and percussion in the choruses.