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First-Listen: Pop Newcomer Nikki Williams Premieres New Track 'Glowing' [Review]


Nikki Williams is stirring heaps amount of buzz and interest with her terrific debut outing "Kill F**k Marry" that premiered earlier this month on Vevo. Co-written by none other than Sia, the track represents an exciting artistic milestone for the young South African-born singer who has gone through the twists and turns of life and career in the last year and a half.

Now 23 years-old, Williams moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 to pursue a career in songwriting. One night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel while standing near the bathroom singing to herself, talent manager Breyon Prescott walked by and became mesmerized by her pitch-perfect vocals and practically signed her on the spot to his Chamelon label. Island Def Jam received word about the talented Williams as well and partnered with Breyson to bring Williams' music to the masses.

Hot on the heels of "Kill F**k Marry," Williams formally unveiled another brand-new track via Facebook today, entitled "Glowing." This mighty dance-pop tune will surely satisfy the appetite from her growing numbers of fans and followers who have been captivated by Williams' innate knack for writing radio-ready hooks and her powerful delivery. "Glowing" is packed with a sweet melancholy that is amplified by a splashy beat and William's stirring pop vocals that shine in the song's uplifting chorus that is, quite frankly, too irresistible to be denied.

In a recent interview, Williams talks about the care-free spirit that inspired the feel-good qualities of "Glowing." "It's a super uplifting and fun song about being in love and having a good time," she explains. "It's not too serious. You can dance to it. You can sing along to it in the car. When I sang the song, it reminded me of when I was 12-years-old and I fell in love for the first time. I had my first boyfriend, and all I could think about was holding his hand. That gave me a full-on heart attack [Laughs]. It's that vibe."

Nikki is currently back home in Nashville finishing her debut album that is scheduled to be released sometime early 2013. It's shaping up to be a magnificent effort that pop lovers everywhere should get very excited about. (Click here to download Nikki Williams "Kill F**k Marry" on iTunes.)

November 25, 2012 | Permalink