Track Premiere: NICOLAS – THE PROMISE’

Enigmatic French producer NICOLAS announces powerful new EP EMOTIONS WE TELL OURSELVES IT IS NOT OK TO FEEL featuring killer new single ‘THE PROMISE’. Single and EP arrive 19th May via Headroom.

NICOLAS goes hard on ‘THE PROMISE’, delivering a blistering breaks-filled banger with echoes of Nia Archives (highlighted as a key inspo on his recent Tiktoks) with signature yearning vox steeped in etheric beauty that have become become the French producer’s calling card. ‘THE PROMISE’ combines an unforgettably beguiling quality that will get under your skin, with rave magic that is impossible to stay still to. We will be hearing this track everywhere in the months to come.

France has form when it comes to producing era-defining electronic artists who prefer masked anonymity and letting their music speak for itself. Stepping up to fill that role for a new generation is much talked about talent NICOLAS, with fans that include Jacques Greene and BBC 1Xtra, his brand of stylish, emotionally charged and immaculately produced dance music captures the essence of now with a sleek futuristic ‘je ne sais quoi’, calling to mind artists such as Fred Again, Pinkpantheress and Overmono.

His latest EP EMOTIONS WE TELL OURSELVES IT IS NOT OK TO FEEL is a powerfully emotive opus exploring the challenges of what it is to be young, lost and searching for connection. Touching on themes of mental health and alienation, NICOLAS explores the emotional masks we all wear via captivating vulnerability dressed in club-ready rhythms.

“My EP is a journey through complex emotions that we often try to hide or deny,” says NICOLAS. “It’s a reminder that it’s essential to acknowledge and confront our feelings of fear, uncertainty, heartbreak or self-doubt. Through my music, I aim to encourage listeners to embrace vulnerability and find strength in their emotions. Ultimately, my hope is that this EP can provide a sense of clarity and help navigate the complicated and uncertain world we live in.”

EMOTIONS WE TELL OURSELVES IT IS NOT OK TO FEEL is an essential sonic odyssey that dives into the darkest corners of the soul and offers a place to explore feelings via the escapism of the dancefloor. NICOLAS may be young and full of questions but his music speaks volumes and when it comes to connecting through the medium of dance, he’s got all the answers.