Ashalei Nickole – Growing Pains
Ashalei Nickole presenting the visuals for her new single ‘Growing Pains’
With the help and encouragement of her loving father, Ashalei Nickole started singing on the age of 5. Once she realized the right way to maintain a word, he realized she had a present, and would work along with her each Friday evening. It took off from there, and she or he started recording and writing music when she was 14 and her dad constructed a house studio. With a Bachelor’s in Recording Arts from Full Sail University, Ashalei Nickole is “like Batman undercover” as she information lots of her songs herself and is at all times closely concerned within the studio course of for her music.
Ashalei Nickole’s songs are influenced by life experiences. Sometimes it’s issues she herself has been via, however usually she’ll draw from experiences which have occurred to a detailed good friend. While she’s as sincere as doable in her songs, “even when my coronary heart is damaged… I’m not my previous, I at all times attempt to put a optimistic word to issues.” Her musical influences change yearly, although proper now H.E.R., SZA, Jhene Aiko, Beyonce and Jasmine Sullivan are favorites.
Now, she’s providing up “Growing Pains” from the brand new album N.U.D.E. (“Never Underestimate Da Experience). When it got here time to decide on the album title, Ashalei Nickole had simply reduce her hair and felt tremendous uncovered – however in the end, chopping her hair was “the most effective factor I may’ve finished.” She wrote the track about painful life experiences that she needed to undergo usually by herself, and deciding that “I’m not gonna look again, I’m shifting ahead… although you’re rising, you’re simply rising via the grime. Even although it’s painful, you’re nonetheless gonna make it via.” The “Growing Pains” video depicts Ashalei’s expertise residing in the actual Miami – it’s not the glamorous, fast-paced lives you see on TV, however it’s nonetheless video. Her two nieces that she mentors are within the video, watching as she’s rising up as a wonderful, well-rounded black lady.