Nothing But You, Nicky comes out strong with second album “I Love You On My Own”
On Friday, April 6th, Japanese-American singer Nothing But You, Nicky (Kiyomi Ishii) released her latest album, “I Love You On My Own.” This is her second studio album, and with its well-written lyrics, heartbreak, optimism and romantic spirit, it definitely does not disappoint. “I Love You On My Own” is both heartbreaking and hopeful in ways that many albums are not.
She collaborated with powerhouse composer Emine SARI, producer Cihat Atlig on the new tracks, and recorded most of the album in San Francisco, California.
No one does a good intro anymore. Perhaps it’s because the album is a slowly dying format or perhaps capturing the listener for an album’s worth of material isn’t worth it anymore. And then there’s the intro on Nothing But You’s new album ‘I Love You On My Own’. It’s one of the best album intros we’ve heard in years and sets up what’s to come on the album beautifully.
Nicky’s performative approach is direct and inspired: her songs are honest and personal, while her far-reaching vocal performances exude feeling and emotion, with a really expressive sense of musicianship, inspired by legendary performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston or Celine Dion, just to mention but a few.
While Nicky is now based in San Francisco, I feel like Japanese are missing out. She’s immensely talented and while the album started its release week in the top 10 of iTunes in Turkey, USA, and Japan, it quickly fell outside the top 30. Instead, we were left with ‘So Fresh – The Hits of Spring’ and the ‘Trolls’ soundtrack rounding out the top 10. Wake up people, you’re letting one of your own great artists fade into oblivion here and she deserves far more than that.
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