Optimism. A word infused with hope, positivity, and good will. These qualities are embodied by up-and-coming vocal artist Alycia Nichole. This young woman has exotic beauty, a soulful voice, and an ocean of creative talent.
Alycia's first single, “Suddenly”, raced to #1 on a Clear Channel R & B station. The second single, “Do You Believe,” was a DJ favorite at the 2010 Olympic Games and featured on multiple highlight reels. Later, “Butterfly” was picked up by radio stations in Santa Barbara and London. Even Wyclef Jean recognized her talent and offered her a chance to record in his New York studio.
These successes are particularly striking because Alycia is an entirely self-funded independent artist. As she puts it, “being a musician is a labor of love, it’s not about paying the bills.” In her eternally optimistic style, she states, “It is a struggle, but I have always believed that the greatest joys in life are found during the journey, not at the destination. I get to live life by my design, and while it can be a challenge, I’m forced to dive deep in my soul and face its essence.” Alycia accredits much of her recent growth to teaming up with Rogan Allen of GiftRap Records to co-write and produce her soon-to-be-released debut album.
The self-titled record is reminiscent of classic R & B legends like Patti Labelle and Sam Cooke along with contemporary artists such as Mariah Carey, Teedra Moses, and Adele. Ranging from serious to light-hearted, the tracks highlight human experience: doubting, believing, falling in love, and above all, enjoying life.
While the songs pulse with rhythmic beats, the true magic of the album lies in Alycia’s rich vocal tone. Her voice holds a rare ability to reflect emotional nuances, be it pain or joy. Her vocal refinement comes from years of dedicated practice, yet her uniquely luxuriant depth and complexity are raw talent.
Invigorated by success, she is currently collaborating on her next project. Loving, goofy, passionate, and sometimes serious, this soulstress is sure to take the R & B scene by surprise. Alycia is pleased with opportunities opened up by today’s music scene. “Thanks to the digital age, music is about fans…