We all know of an artist who we feel has the talent to be one of the well-known greats, but they don’t have the platform just yet. Well, Nicolas Earley was one of those people to me, but I think his time has finally come.
Covina, California native and recent Cornell University alumnus Nic Earley was born with a gift. Whether in the church, at events, or just among friends, he loves singing to others and he is quite good at it. This past week, he dropped off his first single “Lord Knows” and boy, is it a hit.
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Both vocally and content-wise, it’s reminiscent of 90s/early 2000s R&B, and the production captures that essence while intertwining newer-age sonic elements. Earley lays his feelings out for his desired lover, even though he knows she has feelings for someone else and that guy isn’t right for her. It’s not so much the crooning we often hear from artists of today, but rather very composed. He has a swagger to him despite having to fight for who he wants.
The vocal layering, falsetto, and overall production are indicative of the fact that he really put the time into this song. Earley has never been the type to do anything half-heartedly, especially with the passion and love he has for music. Talented, yet extremely humble, he finds himself on the path to greatness with this track. We look forward to what comes next, and check out “Lord Knows” on all music platforms, or on Soundcloud below.