Tuesday 4 July 2023

Alex Nicol - Hollywood

Photo: Hamza Abouelouafaa

Sharing the final cut to his newly released EP Been A Long Year Vol.1, Alex Nicol has unveiled the glittering single, Hollywood. Haunting and deeply moving, the track skitters through its ushered percussion and lamenting vocals in the finest of fashions before painstakingly fading out to silence. "Lyrically, “Hollywood” is a reflective song in which I begrudgingly accept that I have failed to find success yet, with Hollywood symbolizing the fame-in-youth narrative that, because I am no longer young, I will never be able to claim" explains Nicol. "But if the verses are where I list all the things I will never do, in the choruses I remind myself of all that nourishes me at home, and how far I have come. I have always considered myself a late bloomer, and Hollywood ends optimistically: me and the great blue sky, and all the opportunity that it conveys. Hollywood is a signpost in my path as a musician, marking the end of my youth, in which I was ravaged by self-doubt, and the beginning of my next chapter, in which the sky's the limit." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


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