Hi Nicole, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’ve honestly been better than ever. I’m so excited to be finally out of high school and have all the time in the world to focus on my music
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Whatever I Want”?
“Whatever I Want” is the first single (of many) that I’ve released/ will be releasing soon with my team Illtown Sluggaz. It is such an upbeat, fun song that reflects women empowerment in the sense that we can do whatever we want with our lives.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
This song was actually written by Grammy nominated song writing and production duo “Lady And A Tramp”. Lady And A Tramp have such a positive outlook on life and you can definitely feel it while listening to this song (and others that they have written that are yet to be released!!)
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The filming process behind this video was super fun. My team and I are very close- so whenever we’re working together the energy is always genuine. Something that was really cool about this particular video was the people who were in the video alongside me. Every person you saw in this video is someone who is close to me- and I even grew up with most of them! 🙂 The video is a take on the idea that we have the power to do whatever we choose- but it has a pop of playfulness in it which you can definitely feel while watching it.
How was the recording and writing process?
I am so confident in saying that recording songs with my team is one of my favorite things to do. The creative process can be so satisfying and fun (and difficult- don’t get me wrong ) . But being about to put my heart into these songs is such a wonderful experience. “Whatever I Want” was one of the first songs I recorded with KayGee and Lady And A Tramp, and I think through these songs and the recording process- we got to know each other better and got closer during the time spent.
How does your background as an actress influences your music?
Acting has given me opportunities in the music industry as well. Whether it’s by meeting other people who have their hands in acting and music as well, or by doing the soundtracks for movies. It has given me the chance to travel and work with big names.
What role does New Hampshire play in your music?
Growing up in New Hampshire, my family has always been in love with the outdoors, which you can see in a lot of my content on social media and in my music videos. My parents always listened to country, but I personally preferred pop and especially R&B music. Now whenever I’m in the car, I listen to all types of music.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
You can absolutely expect new material from me really soon. I have so many singles recorded, and am currently working on doing music videos for a lot of the songs. Keep up with me on my instagram @nicolemichellesings
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The release dates are yet to be decided. I’m still trying to think of a title for the whole project as well .
Any plans to hit the road?
I would absolutely love to go on tour or even do just a few shows, but covid-19 made this impossible. Hopefully in late 2020- early 2021 I can get back to doing shows regularly.
What else is happening next in Nicole Michelle’ world?
I am currently working on a collection with Dune Jewelry. We have a few different pieces out, but are constantly working on designing more that you will love! Check it out.