Nicola Lemos is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and music producer.
After releasing his first solo EP "Andejo" in 2019 he is currently on the progress of releasing his debut album "Tocaya".
19 de Abril (single)
19 de Abril is the second single of the album Tocaya (out in April 2021).
Digging different rhythms and forms of songwriting related to my home country, this is a song was written and dedicated to the strength of the nature of the indigenous culture - April 19th is Brazil National Indigenous Day - the lyrics mention the pure and sacred birth ritual and a singular night in a forest.
Meu Navegar (single)
Meu Navegar represents and opens the cycle of my new album Tocaya (out in April 2021).
It is the song of the search for balance. The somewhat biographical lyrics deal with the ongoing learning, the questioning of the distinction between what is most valuable to be valued and what should be discarded. along with this, it praises the fact that healing is a natural consequence of the passage of time and of the movement.
Among pans and glasses, bottles and guitars, voice and palms, percussion and poetry, seven songs were recorded and produced at home. As different its sounds to each other, together they bring life to the EP project, representing me back then in the simplest, truest and purest way possible. The name "Andejo" (in the dictionary: 1. who or what walks a lot "person or animal"; 2. walker, who or what does not stop at home; an outsider.) In the album means the movement, the transition of moments, the idea of moving on, leaving things behind, accepting.
Ô Sede (single)
Ô Sede is the first single and the second track of the album Andejo (2019).
"The idea of the song was to escape from that common sequence (intro, first verse, chorus, second verse, end) to make less obvious and to get a feel closer to a experimental sound. In this track, almost all instruments were improvised, sounds came from stuff such as pans, glasses, bottles, doors, djembe, bongo and others; all recorded inside my room".
o corpo ia
I was born in the city of Franca SP/Brasil and since young, I already had a great interest in music and instruments. I started studying guitar in 2003 at the age of 8 at the music school “Escola de Musica Sitoque”. By then, I gained useful knowledge of my instrument and performance skills and was given the opportunity to play at numerous events in Franca and Sao Paulo both with my band Cohiba (formed in 2012 and still active) or just as a solo act. The influence of listening to Brazilian music from a young age, together with western music has had a great impact on my musical taste and technical knowledge.
I believe music has the capacity to transport you to places in the past or to specific moments, and at the same time, it can give you clarity in future decisions. It can inspire, give strength and courage to face new challenges. Since I started to create music, by the age of 13, I realised that I was dealing with something much more significant than I originally thought, music was something as important as religion, language, history and science but for me, even more. Being involved with it has given me many opportunities to meet people and be creative. As time has passed I have realised that music is not just a hobby but something I wanted to pursue as a career.
So here I am.
After finishing a Popular Music degree at the Goldsmiths University of London (2021) I am now working in variated areas of the music industry while writing, collaborating and releasing new music projects.