New Music: Nikko Gray – Love Shield
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Nikko Gray – Love Shield
Let’s go ahead and file Nikko Gray into the “next big thing department.”
The Los Angeles based songstress has been making waves in underground circles with her solo work and her collaborations with forward thinking producer AFTA-1. Born in London, the signer has found her way to the US after growing up in Europe and the UK, and her sound reflects traditional soul roots wrapped in a new wave, forward-looking sound.
“Love Shield,” is the first track off of her new album LOVE SEEN as she describes below:
The album is called “LOVE SEEN”, it’s a collection of songs I’d written during a short relationship I experienced a little over a year ago. To me, the album tells a but of a story, I found these songs coming through me during the creative process and I just let them all be. I was aware that the relationship would not go much further, but I was able to process everything through writing and witness the reality of the situation. Hence, the title; I felt it, I saw it, I wrote it down, and now you can see it. Boom.
LOVE SEEN releases this Thursday via Nikko’s Bandcamp site, and if you’re in LA there will be a listening party for the album in Chinatown: