In Love with Life
Biography NIKKISWAN (singer, songwriter & producer) Born in Buffalo NY, raised where ever they would have him. NIKKI started his way in music very early. Singing and experimenting with drums and piano with his native town church. He settled in New York City which gave NIKKI the basic forum for his future musical activities. There are a lot of wonderful voices. However few of them go straight to the heart or are so evocative that everything is immediately understood - even before the first line of lyrics has been registered by our brain cells. Nikkiswan is just such a phenomena. The American released his debut album IN Love With Life in 2007: 16 elegant songs rooted in pop and incorporating elements of Soul, Swing and Lounge. In other words: Adult pop, how pop sounds when it is backed up by the vision of an excellent musician - not the strategy of a record company. The road was hard. The artist, resident in Berlin, has a history of being signed up to Majors - only to be pushed into the most obscure of pigeonholes: Euro dance, Smooch Rap, R'n'B warble. Short episodes without any musical perspective. Hardly surprising that he hasn't left anything to chance this time in order to reveal his own very personal sound. Not only did he write the lyrics, compose and sing the songs, Nikkiswan also played and produced all the songs himself. An egomaniacal act of liberation resulting in an album that could hardly be more intimate and personal.