Interview: Nick Wilson

Still relatively new to the music scene, Nick Wilson is becoming an exciting talent in the world music.

With his latest single ‘Coming Up Slowly’ released, he joined us for an interview to talk about music and culture.

Hi, how are you?

I’m very good, currently burning my skin off in Portugal in the most British way possible, but I’m good. Hope you are too!

So, how did you get into music?

I don’t think there was ever a precise moment or reason I could pinpoint. I’ve always had a musical family, so growing up I was surrounded by different types of music. I picked up a guitar when I was about 13 and started from there really.

How did your song ‘Coming Up Slowly’ come about?

I wrote Coming Up Slowly for a friend of mine. Basically, he had ended a long distance relationship, and about half a year later, we were having some beers and binge watching Shameless, when he missed a call from her. I remember so vividly his face just dropping, you could pretty much see it all coming back to him. So obviously I wrote a song about it.

So with this song out now what are your goals for the rest of 2017?

To release more music and play more gigs. I’ve been writing a lot with different people lately, and I’m really happy with what I’ve been creating. As long as I’m making music and putting it out, I’m happy.

Describe yourself in one word

Cheese (I’m a big fan of the food. I couldn’t think of anything else)

Haha, that is fair. So, how would you describe your music in one word?


If you could give any advice to any aspiring musicians what would it be?

As cliched as it sounds, probably just to keep at it and keep doing it if it makes you happy. The music industry can take a lot of time to navigate, so just keep going and making the best music you can, and you will get there. Also, set realistic expectations for what ‘getting there’ is. It will help massively when you don’t end up getting that platinum selling album in 2 months.

And finally what is your definition of culture?

I would say it’s what makes a society or personality what it is. It’s the traits and quirks that make something. One massive pot of different things, making one thing.

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