Sydney based singer-songwriter Nick de la Hoyde has dropped a brand new single with encompanying visuals titled “Ghost”. The track combines infectious melody with nostalgic lyrics and is featured on the artist’s forthcoming album A Beautiful Mess.
Nick’s most recent single “Ghost” is the third single taken from his new studio album A Beautiful Mess coming out in January next year. To record the track, the singer teamed up with his longtime collaborator and brother, Joseph (ZUZU) de la Hoyde. “Ghost” melts Nick’s signature confessional lyrics with a danceable, anthemic melody.
Speaking about his new offering, the artist said, “I guess you could say Ghost is an upbeat song that has a nostalgic feel to it, reminiscing on childhood days and the thoughts of growing older and slowly fading away. I collaborated on this song with my brother ZU/ZU who produced the track and many others on my album,”.
Nick De La Hoyde has been delivering his own, special blend of land down under, future-pop since he laid down the ball after pursuing a professional soccer career and through music, he found his true calling. Growing up in a multi-cultural, musical home where all of his brothers wrote and played music, Nick was exposed to many global influences which he begun weaving into his music, melding his love of hip-hop and R&B with electronic alt/dance together with introspective lyrics that chronicled a young musician’s journey to adulthood.
Nick and his long-time producer/collaborator/brother ZU/ZU have crafted a sound that is simultaneously intimate, expansive and engaging. He has penned confessional, real life anthems such as his feel good, ode to the golden state “California”, the tropical house flavors of “Hold Me Close” and the delicate, melodies of “Love Takes Time”. On “Animals”, Nick delivers his most anthemic and uplifting ballad to date which will be the lead in to his forthcoming debut album A Beautiful Mess releasing January 2020.
With a growing Australian, UK and stateside radio story, Nick has quickly made a name for himself, cultivating a large and dedicated on-line following. Last year, he joined the line-up of Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, alongside the likes of Future, Post Malone and Wiz Khalifa. Nick also supported American singer MAX on his Australian tour. More performances are currently in the planning stages surrounding his latest release.
Nick latest track, “Ghost”, is inspired by the downfalls of social media. “Social media stripped me of all of my social skills, my confidence, my happiness and my friends. I spent so much time trying to please people that I had never met, and felt like I had to post certain photos because that’s what they wanted to see, it became my drug and i was addicted to it. I was left feeling like a ghost each day, but online I had a presence, which is a scary thought.”
“Ironically when you think you know what you want in life, often it’s not what life wants for you” Nick said.