By: Amanda Hather
Album – Sad Generation
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sad-generation-ep/id897345539
Release Date – July 29th, 2014
Genre – Alternative Pop
London, Ontario singer/songwriter Nikki W has released her debut album ‘Sad Generation’ today (July 29, 2014). The 16 year old has already been compared to the likes of Lana Del Ray and Metric. Her debut album was written with Gavin Brown who has worked with Metric and Lady Gaga.
The six song release sounds like anything but a 16 year old. Her voice is very strong and powerful, quickly grabbing your attention. “Transparent Hands” is one of the quicker paced songs on the album and has terrific instrumentals, especially the guitar in the chorus. “Paper Boat”, a slower song, really shows off her vocal abilities. “Don’t Take Me Home Tonight” picks up the pace a bit and has almost a dance/electric feel to it. The title track shows just how powerful her voice is and how much control she has. “Superman” is my favourite song off of the album and has an upbeat feel to it with very relatable lyrics. Finally, the album closer “Darkness” sounds just as the name would imply; it is a slow song with haunting lyrics that again show off her impressive voice.
Over all I was very impressed with Nikki’s debut album. You would never guess that she was as young as she is by the sound of her voice and the control that she has over it is mind blowing. Be sure to check her out because she will go far.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.