Nikki Era

FRESH: ‘Heaven’ – Nikki Era

Nikki Era is in “Heaven”

Nikki Era has just released her latest song, “Heaven”. She recently took time out to tell us all about it. So without further ado, I will let Nikki tell you all about it.

“This song is about a moment. The moment you can decide to stay in a relationship and start over or walk away. I think so often we think about being in love or being out of love. I wrote this song about someone who I truly love more than anyone but I felt like they were destroying the life we had together, our “heaven” and I was just watching it all fall apart right in front of me. But again, this is not a break up song. It’s about the in between”.

“It’s the moment that we often overlook for the more intense beginning or end. The tension of the unknown. It’s from my unreleased album, MEGA, which is very 80s and 90s pop-inspired. I wrote every song on the album and called it “MEGA” because at the time I felt like the toxic people around me were trying to make me feel small and shrink. Instead, I grew. “Heaven” is the first single off of “MEGA”. It was produced by me and my two friends, BElllA and BMC (vocals) and mastered at Sterling Sound by Chris Gehringer. We are releasing a video in conjunction with the release on Friday which was creative directed by Mikey Pop and styled by Gabriel Held. I hope you find a little bit of heaven when you hear it. Thanx for your time!”. Thank you Nikki.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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