Words by Pankhuri Bhutani.
Photography // Nic Howell – press.
Nic Howell is just 18 years old and is already gaining thousands and thousands of listeners through the power of his music everyday. Hailing from Florida, Nic has garnered over 40,000 monthly listeners on his Spotify account and have built a well established fan-base of over 50,000 followers on his Instagram profile.
Recently releasing his new track “Don’t” on July 10th, Nic blessed his fans with an iconic music video that was released on July 17th of this year. Marking his journey on the path to fame at such a tender age, Nic has joined the world of Pop music with a lot of enthusiasm and hopes of creating some exciting music in the future years. He’s making the most out of the current time as he’s about to release yet another phenomenal track today. Nic took out some of his time for an interview with Peachy where he discusses the creative process behind his music overall, ending the interview with a really sweet message to his fans.
Hi Nic. Thank you for joining us on Peachy! How would you describe your sound in your own terms?
Hey! Thanks for having me. My sound is pretty hard to describe because it’s constantly evolving!
Did you ever plan out to do something before entering the music industry or was being a professional musician always your first passion?
I’ve loved music from a young age. I think I’ve always wanted to do something musical from the start.
You recently released your highly successful new track “Don’t”. Congratulations on that! What was the idea behind the song?
Thanks! This song is written to every girl who’s had to deal with an insecure boyfriend that gets mad every time they hang out with other guys. It’ssuper pretentious and playful.
What was the creative process like with the track. Did you face any challenges during the making of the song?
This track started on the guitar and progressed from here. It was a super smooth process, not many bumps in the road along the way.
Did your initial visualization of the track match up with the final outcome?
Absolutely! I had the idea in my head, and once the lyrics were written it was exactly what I wanted!
You have created some phenomenal tracks and are gaining thousands of fans everyday from around the world at just the age of 18. How does it feel to be climbing up the stairs to fame and success in a stage so early in your life?
It’s honestly wild! I’m so happy that I can create music that people can relate to! I still got a long way to go and a lot more music to create, but I’m very thankful to be in the position that I’m in now.
Having grown up in Florida, would you say that your experience living in Florida affects your music somehow?
Growing up in Florida has definitely added a fun flare to my music! It’s been a fun place to grow up.
If you could go back in time and give one message to the Nic from five years ago, what would you like to convey?
I’d tell to be more confident, and trust his instincts.
Lastly, I would like to ask you if there’s anything that you wish to say to your fans from all around the world?
I’d just like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m so grateful for all of the love and support I receive from y’all everyday! New single tear me apart is available this Friday!!!