Canadian alt-pop singer and founding member of the Ontario-based band, Nikki’s Wives, Nikki White first began her music career at the young age of 11. Her first taste of the music industry began when worked with Grammy-nominated producer, Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Lady Gaga) on her debut EP. After picking up national press coverage on major news outlets (Much Music, the CBC, Fox News), Nikki decided to join with a backing band, Nate Baylor and Dylan Lauzon to form Nikki’s Wives.
Nikki debuts her solo career with an dynamically beautiful single, “Under My Skin,” which is packed with powerful vocal melodies accompanied by a slow-burning anthemic instrumental. Showcasing darker themes through her songwriting, the rising star explains,
“Under My Skin” is a song about accepting myself after years of fighting through internal demons. It’s a song that brings awareness to eating disorders and societal beauty norms.
The song offers a hint of big-room chamber pop; forceful piano keys back vigorous and energetic vocals. The strength and resolve in Nikki’s voice are undeniable and unwavering. As she reflects on the things she has done in the past to fit herself into what society deems is beautiful, Nikki delivers a poetic message with her lyrics. She sings of reclaiming comfort in her own skin and not letting the naysayers under it. The production stays relatively minimal, but it encounters meaningful swells that uplift the tenacity in the vocals.
There is power in reclaiming your vision of yourself and that power is evident in “Under My Skin.”
You can watch the music video, directed by Alexander Sworik, below.