There’s already releases slated for 2023 that are seducing our ears. One of them is the debut album from Portuguese singer songwriter Nico Paulo, who now calls St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador home. A self-titled album, it is set for release next Spring through Forward Music Group. It seems a long way away but we can already wrap our ears around the enchanting and bewildering first single ‘Now or Never’. Of the track, Nico comments:
“In an effort to fully understand how things end and why, Now or Never looks to unpack what happens when you stay empathetic through heartbreak. The lyric “kiss me now or never, hold me close or let me go,” is one of the first lines I wrote and it has stayed relevant to my experiences ever since. This line has haunted me for almost a decade and recent experiences of loss and reconstructing of the self helped me to finally transform it into a song.”
‘Now or Never’ comes with a gorgeous accompanying video directed by Sarah Kierstead and you can watch it below.