After what could also be one of many gloomiest years in historical past, singer Nicholas Hollywood Tetreault has captured the temper of 2020 in his new electrifying electro observe, ‘The Darkest Winter.’
Quickly, hundreds of thousands – nay, billions – throughout the globe will collect and rely down the ultimate seconds of 2020, eagerly bidding this miserable this 12 months the “boy, bye” it so rightfully deserves. With eyes solid in direction of 2021, it’s onerous to not be cautiously optimistic that the subsequent 12 months might be higher. But, there’s a foreboding sense that this 12 months would possibly nonetheless linger on for just a few extra months. This swirling quandary of feelings, of hope and dread, is woven inside “The Darkest Winter,” the brand new tune from Nicholas Hollywood Tetreault. Co-written by producer Valentin, “The Darkest Winter” is a haunting digital observe, one which has Nicholas Hollywood — sure, his legit center identify — seek for “solutions within the blizzard of my thoughts,” about combating by way of moments of being “solitary, chilly and alone.”
“If there have been some strategy to get previous this gloom / To comprehend our ignorance may grow to be our doom / Perhaps there’s a glimmer, someplace out of sight /Or have all of us been blinded by dazzling white,” sings Tetreault on the observe, earlier than launching into the refrain. “Falling snow conceals the previous / Ghost of current fading quick / Might this be, might this be… The darkest winter?”
The inspiration for “Darkest Winter” didn’t come from the shortage of daylight throughout these chilly months however a grimmer supply. In Might, Dr. Rick Vibrant testified earlier than Congress, warning that the Donald Trump administration was unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our window of alternative is closing. If we fail to develop a nationwide coordinated response, based mostly in science, I worry the pandemic will get far worse and be extended, inflicting unprecedented sickness and fatalities,” he mentioned in his foreboding assertion. “With out clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and different consultants have outlined, 2020 would be the darkest winter in fashionable historical past.” After listening to these phrases mentioned on CNN, Tetreault was impressed to create this new EDM observe.
Whereas the winter might be “darkish,” the longer term appears vivid for Tetreault. As we finish 2020, this rising star guarantees extra within the coming 12 months. Nicholas will convey his distinctive spin on music in 2021. With a reverence for the Golden Period of Hollywood, admiration of the neon-soaked nights of the 1980s, and a not-so-secret love of the explosive popular culture of the 2000s (“The height of popular culture,” he says), Nicholas hoping to guide a pop revival that synthesizes parts of the previous and current to craft what he sees as the way forward for the sound. Serving to him obtain this are shut mates and collaborations, together with noteworthy producers just like the aforementioned Valentin and Titanic Sinclair. Although not a lot may be shared concerning the latter collaboration, Nicholas does say that followers can anticipate an “immersive leisure expertise,” one which followers can anticipate in early 2021.