Nicki Wells Shares New Single ‘Holy Smoke’

British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicki Wells has just shared her brand new single Holy Smoke, a spell-binding piano-led gem taken from forthcoming debut album Ellipsis, set to arrive on August 18th! 
I am a fan of Nicki's enchanting, heartfelt vocals which are packed with so much raw, honest emotion that is impossible not to feel each and every single word she is singing. A song about the process of grieving after loss, Holy Smoke whispers directly to the heart of the listener, opening it up to the intense feeling pouring from her stunning vocals and storytelling abilities. There's a touch of melancholia in the song that I really like, but we can sense a sign of beauty and hope following grief. Apart from her enchanting, folk-inflected vocal scales, I am particularly fond of how her deeply poetic lyrics soar beautifully over emotive piano chords and stunning orchestral strings, creating an overall warm and intimate atmosphere. Check it out below!



Regarding the new single, Nicki Wells shares that, 
Holy Smoke is about the process of grieving after loss. It explores the idea that with death can come a kind of grace. That there can be beauty in the relinquishment of gently letting go.