First Listen: Lina Nikol wants to "Get It On"

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(April 12, 2021) When one lives a childhood travelling with their parents who are full-time musicians, the performance bug eventually turns into their own career path.  While Lina Nikol was on the road, the Bulgarian born singer/songwriter frequently shopped in record stores, building her collection that included Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.  And these artists clearly rub off in most of her work, such as the 2015 EP, Your Love, demonstrating a whole lot of nineties’ R&B love as well as the acoustic gem, jazz-tinged perspective of Bobby Caldwell’s signature hit, “What You Won’t You Do For Love.”  Her First Listen bow in 2018 found Nikol teamed with urban music renaissance man Frank McComb floating sweetly on the midtempo jam, “All I Need.”     

(April 12, 2021) When one lives a childhood travelling with their parents who are full-time musicians, the performance bug eventually turns into their own career path.  While Lina Nikol was on the road, the Bulgarian born singer/songwriter frequently shopped in record stores, building her collection that included Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.  And these artists clearly rub off in most of her work, such as the 2015 EP, Your Love, demonstrating a whole lot of nineties’ R&B love as well as the acoustic gem, jazz-tinged perspective of Bobby Caldwell’s signature hit, “What You Won’t You Do For Love.”  Her First Listen bow in 2018 found Nikol teamed with urban music renaissance man Frank McComb floating sweetly on the midtempo jam, “All I Need.”     

After several more solo singles and collaborations with dance music producer, Artone, Nikol is now working on a long anticipated upcoming project, Who Am I. And her sophomore appearance on First Listen presents Who Am I’s lead track, “Get It On.”  Describing the heartbeat behind “Get It On,” Nikol states: “It’s about the feeling that draws you to a person, but you can’t really put it into words why you just need to be with him/her.” In every which way, “Get It On” shouts grown folks, nineties kind of love, enhanced by slow, grinding funk edged soundtrack, and capped by a snazzy synthesizer solo from fellow countryman, producer/musician BOYAN.  Furthermore, Nikol’s raw story telling abilities are sound, as the song eases from slight hesitation to a fully confident lover ready for romance. In other words, Nikol clearly knows who she is.  Check it out below.

By Peggy Oliver

Lina Nikol - "Get It On"

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