With strong vocals and an energetic indie pop sound, Liv Nicholson is penning heartfelt stories and colorful ideas into lyrics.
Originally from Florida, New York, Nicholson moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University in pursuit of her musical dream. During that time, she immersed herself in songwriting and production, and had a first-class education in honing in on her music abilities. In 2018 she unveiled her first single, “Haunted”, followed by her sophomore track “Two Way Street,” and her sticky-sweet jam “Sugarcoat” in 2019.
“Haunted” harnesses an eerie yet bold melody with chilling vocals of feeling as though her past memories and relationship are following her. “Two Way Street” and “Sugarcoat” ooze confidence with just the right amount of sass on top of a powerful pop charm. She ended 2020 with an upbeat holiday track titled “3 Decembers”, the somber verses leading to an optimistic chorus where she finds love again.
And Nicholson has kicked off the year with her newest release to date.
Meeting someone at the wrong time or before you’re prepared is a concept Nicholson was ready to take on. “Done” is the catchy introspective single where she wonders if she is willing to give up the current lifestyle to be with someone, even if they may be “the one”.
Produced by Tony Chetta and Adam Baha and co-written with Autumn Buysse who is a fellow pop and country writer, Nicholson asks the questions of whether or not you can meet “the one” before you feel ready, before you’re done being independent, or before you’re done dating around. As she sings the chorus, “But I don’t know if I’m done, think I might be too young to settle down with someone still growing up/I don’t know if I’m done, I still wanna get drunk, I still wanna do something that I haven’t done”, her charismatic and dazzling vocals pull you into the impressive notes she holds at the recurrent “I’m done” lines.
The bridge unravels with “Maybe you’re too good for me, too good to be a regret/Maybe you’re too good to believe and I just don’t believe it yet”. She finds herself realizing that maybe she would be passing on something great, but just isn’t willing to take the risk.
“Done” displays an arguably universal feeling all twenty-somethings feel, and does so with an addictive pop charm Nicholson delivers with conviction.