Music Spotlight: nicopop.
Electronic producer nicopop. exudes fun, nostalgia + pop culture through his music, visuals + social media. his recent track start again featuring Tyler Mann is no exception, as he flawlessly combines emotive lyrics with an upbeat, dancey production. We chatted with him about the track, memes + drunk songwriting.
Asymmetric Magazine: Congrats on your recent release! Tell us about Start Again.
nicopop.: Thank you! Start Again is a song I wrote with writers Rocky Sands and Tyler Mann when we were pretty much blacked out off rosé. We didn’t even remember making it until I found it on my laptop the following day. It’s about pouring your heart out to the one that got away–begging for forgiveness and another shot at love. I have always loved this song because of its emotional lyrics and uplifting instrumental; it’s all about the feels.
AM: How would you describe your sound?
n: Unapologetic pop
AM: Based off of your Instagram, we can tell you’re a big fan of memes. What role do they play in the development of nicopop.?
n: Memes are everything! ‘Nicopop.’ is an amalgamation of everything pertaining to pop culture, so naturally memes are a top priority. I also just love making them; I crack myself up sometimes.
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
n: Heartache is a big theme and something that I think most of us have felt at some point in our lives. One of my biggest musical inspirations is Robyn and how she takes some really emotional and borderline sad stories and marries them to an undeniably fun and upbeat dance track. It creates such a unique vibe. She will forever be one of my biggest influences.
AM: What other musicians are currently inspiring you?
n: I love what Kim Petras is doing right now–bringing back this super bubblegum pop sound. I am forever inspired by Britney’s Blackout album; the production and songwriting on that body of work is truly remarkable. Tove Styrke is another artist who I am really feeling right now.
AM: What role does Los Angeles play in your work?
n: Los Angeles is pretty much a hub for everything entertainment, so naturally it has been very inspiring.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self/music?
n: Not going to lie: in my parent’s basement. That’s where I used to paint, draw, animate, create music and movies when I was a kid. It was my little workshop, and I would stay up literally all night creating whatever I wanted. I’m trying to rebuild that same type of environment here in LA.
AM: What is something that you want people to take away from this single?
n: I want them to have fun, let their hair down, belt those soaring melodies and dance!
AM: What can we expect to see from you next?
n: I have another single coming out very shortly, followed by a full length EP. There is a lot of nicopop. content waiting to come out, so stay tuned!