Nothing But You premieres “Just For Tonight” today. And Vents Magazine has it first. The song is the fourth single from Nothing But You’s forthcoming album, I Love You On My Own, slated to drop April 6.
Nothing But You is the musical project of Nicky, nee Kiyomi Ishii, who grew up in Japan and later moved to San Francisco. Her musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Nina Simone. With her distinctive passionate delivery, as well as elements of jazz, pop, blues, soul, and R&B, Nicky’s music coruscates with incandescent emotions, evocative lyricism and profound moods.
I Love You On My Own is the anticipated follow-up to her debut album, Meant To Be, which rocketed to Number 1 on iTunes’ Easy Listening charts.
“Just For Tonight” rides a jazz-filled blues melody flowing with a sparkling piano and a bassline that’s low-key but potent. Muted horns provide mellow accents, as Nicky’s gorgeous voice floats overhead. The rhythm of the tune throbs with seductive, contagious energy.
The highlight of the song is Nicky’s inimitable voice, with its wide vibrato and luminous timbres ascending and descending with fluid ease. The range of her voice is remarkable, traveling from elongated highs to deep lows. Shimmering background vocal harmonies infuse the tune with radiant hues, providing a delicious contrast to the impassioned colors of Nicky’s tones.
“Just For Tonight” is lush and opulent. The charming melody is proximate and stylish, while the rhythm pulsates with dynamic energy. And Nicky’s alluring voice is the icing on the musical cake.