Released October 2017 alongside an original flip-book visual, „Ojai“ was the first song to see a release from Young & Sick’s new EP and was the debut of a fresh musical chapter, sowing his recent travels through the American South with his European roots. The song itself was written in the small town of Ojai, California, about 1.5hrs outside of LA. Citing the process, Nick notes, „I was staying at a hotel there called The Rancho. I just had a few drinks and I was in the sun, and I just let a very apparent feeling hit myself, hit me. I got to make a song about taking too much on your plate and how that affects you and how you can have, like, a micro-meltdown because you’ve put too much on yourself.“
Young & Sick later debuted a funky fresh cover of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless 1977 classic „Dreams,“ an ethereal slow-burner turned stomping disco jam putting Young & Sick’s slick production chops and silk-smooth vocal on full display. The track was released alongside a moving visual representing a series of Nick’s personal interpretations of the original „Dreams“ cover artwork. See the video here.
Both tracks will see inclusion on Young & Sick’s forthcoming EP bundle, which will come alongside a 7″ limited edition vinyl release as well via B3SCI Records. Pre-order the vinyl now here.
Born in southern Holland, Nick attempted the traditional route of art through design school. Its cookie-cutter leanings led him to drop out in his first year and, at 20, he quit his 9-5 at a car parts factory in rural Holland and moved to London where, by a crux of fate, comedian Andy Dick came across a piece of his art. Nick’s friend Mark had introduced them about a week prior. Suddenly, Nick had his first client. Shortly after, Mark’s own band—a then little-known outfit by the name of Foster the People—asked Nick to do the artwork for their debut album Torches in 2011.