With the success of his previous single 'It's Only You' still ringing in his ears, 19-year-old singer and songwriter Nic Howell has wasted no time in getting back out there as he returns with his new effort 'Stop Overthinking'.
Taking his cues from the more retro side of the alt-pop scene, 'Stop Overthinking' sees the Florida native return in huge form. Filled with glittery production, a killer hook, and sultry vocals throughout, this new delight will look to get your toes tapping in no time.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Drums for sure! Then guitar… then keys… Then lots and lots of songwriting! Let’s jam!
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Michael Jackson, John Mayer, The 1975 definitely inspire me to grow as an artist and songwriter. I love a ton of music and always feel bad when people ask exactly. I don’t want to exclude the many artists because they all have played such an important role in helping me develop my own style. I get to stand on their shoulders and springboard forward from their hard work and contributions. So so very thankful for them!
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
I’m still a teenager lol! Blink-182, John Mayer, 1975, Justin Bieber and the Beatles come to mind.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
First time I heard Gravity by John Mayer it had a lasting effect.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
1975, LANY, COIN, Joan, Harry Styles, and Billie Eilish are many of my playlists. Fans can always go to my personally curated playlist to see what's “Insidemymind” at the moment. I’m always updating with latest inspirations.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
Many of my songs relate to people in my life and associated experiences... probably all of them.
What has been the most unusual moment in your career so far?
The cool experience of finding ravin’ fans of my music in small towns around the country where I get the privilege to perform. So stoked that my live shows are back on the calendar now!
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
I love hitting the gym with my brothers, moto cross, and surfing at my fav songwriting retreat locale.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Navy Seal or Navy Fighter Pilot.
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to start a career in music?
Be persistent, stay focused, and believe!
Nic Howell's new single 'Stop Overthinking' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.