Rising star Nicola Høie is continuing to stake her rightful claim to being pop music’s new star with the brilliantly stylish Next To Me. Not one to be defined by genre, Nicola has created a modern pop hit which manages to sound contemporary, yet classic all at once. Next To Me has the sense of drama combined with the danceable groove all future classic pop songs need. Next To Me is the perfect song to kick start the summer of 2023 with a bang. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video here.
Co-written by Nicola alongside Joseph Smithson, Ilana Zsigmond and Christopher James Brenen and produced by Jannik Brunke, Axel Reinemer and Sam Ellis, the punchy and contemporary production perfectly complements her unique vocals. Speaking of the track, Nicola added: “I had so much fun making Next To Me, it’s one of my favourite new tracks and I co-wrote it with some incredible writers. This is the first track that I have released that I have co-written and it’s something I really enjoy and hope to do more of so I hope everyone likes it!”.
Nicola Høie released her debut tracks in 2022, starting with Secrets which got off to a flying start and was included in several playlists across the globe on both Apple Music and Spotify, including Best TikTok Viral Songs 2022 and Beats Of Tomorrow. The follow up, Never Buy My Love was also picked up on a variety of playlists including Spotify’s Fresh Finds and the highly regarded New Music Friday: Popjustice edit. Then came Skydiving which was swiftly added to Norway’s New Music Friday playlist and has been gathering momentum across Europe. Her acoustic EP then followed, accompanied by stripped back videos for Skydiving and Take My Number. Just last month, Nicola released the long awaited catchy up-tempo banger Take My Number.
Hailing from Norway and residing in Denmark, the soon-to-be London-based popstar can’t help but be inspired by her Scandinavian roots as well as looking to the UK and USA for a variety of influences. The young rising talent has spent the last 2 years honing her craft, working with some of the world’s best songwriters and working on her debut album between Stockholm, Berlin and Liverpool. Nicola Høie is undoubtedly going to be the name on everyone’s lips before long as this is only the beginning.