Born and raised in Houston, Texas
in a home full of musicians, music has been a constant in his life, but the alt-pop music he is known for now was not always his intended path – he actually grew up singing in a local boys’ choir.
With classical music as his driving passion, Nick auditioned for and was accepted to train as a vocalist at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. During his early days at the school, Nick began to explore genres outside of classical, including jazz, musical theater and eventually, pop. This was a turning point that changed the course of his life. Drawing early inspiration from masterful songwriters like Lorde and John Mayer, he found that writing pop music freed his imagination and gave him the space to tell stories. No longer confined to the stricture of classical music, Nick decided to focus his creative energy towards songwriting.
After graduation, he put college on hold and moved to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2018, taking a leap of faith with the promise that he was going to make his music career work. Nick settled in North Hollywood and dedicated himself to writing, recording and meeting with as many people as possible, including Stanley Randolph, who produced his current release and is a frequent collaborator. Soon, his work attracted the attention of Flighthouse Media, a digital marketing agency responsible for countless TikTok viral moments. Grabbed by the young artist’s songwriting, Flighthouse soon signed him to the company’s brand-new joint venture with TenThousand Projects, called Solo Brightest.
His first release with Solo Brightest, “Mood Swing”,
is built off of a sample from the 1960s (“I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby” performed by Baby Washington). The song combines Nick’s affinity for by-gone musical eras with more contemporary elements in the production. For Nick, the most important part of his music is the story it tells. He is drawn to the cinematic qualities of albums like Channel Orange by Frank Ocean and aspires to make music that soundtracks life as he lives it.