Nick Saanto is a Canadian artist that is surging his way through the alternative/house pop genre! Right away we noticed the pure love we have for Nick's music, as he curates that whimsical, elated vibe you expect to hear in any House/Pop artist! Already performing in a variety of musical events, Nick Saanto takes his experience as an artist, and uses it to curate music that is modern, and even a bit psychedelic. Nick Saanto is undeniably expanding the category he predominantly fits into, although we still believe that Nick is incredibly unique, not exactly fitting one category, but shadowing various ones. Nick's most recent work, "Colours" has been released, and we're stoked to showcase his most recent musical offerings on our BuzzMusic platform!
Immediately we're introduced to that feel-good house vibe we're all familiar with. We're definitely receiving Kygo-like elements in Nick Saanto's "Colours", encapsulating that inspiring and exhilarating tone, creating the exclusive experience one feels when listening to the music of Nick Saanto. "Colours" is simultaneously upbeat and mellow, giving us that pulsating feel of the beat, but relaxing us with the calm and soothing tone of Nick Saanto. "Colours" is the type of House Pop that's going to have you dancing, maybe not full on get out of your seat dancing (for the lazy listeners) but most definitely moving in your seat, along with that addicting rhythm! Nick Saanto is an artist to keep your eye on, as "Colours" is only the beginning to this era of Nick Saantos music!
Listen to "Colours" here and read more with Nick in our exclusive interview below!
Hey Nick! Welcome to BuzzMusic! We're stoked to be showcasing "Colours" to our BuzzMusic community! Can you tell our readers what your initial vision for the song was?
When I started writing “Colours”, I wanted to make a feel-good and inspiring anthem. I wanted it to be a song that makes you want to break out, dance and sing out the top of your lungs. My song is meant to leave you with more self-confidence than you had before.
Can you tell us more about the meaning of your track “Colours”? What inspired your writing process?
“Colours” is a freedom anthem. It’s a statement to the world that the LGBTQ+ community is here to stay and that we are no different from other humans. We belong and we won’t back down from being ourselves just because it makes some people uncomfortable. “Colours” apply not only to the LGBTQ+ community, but to the younger generations (Millenials, Gender Z, Gen Alpha) who are constantly trying to break the old society rules that were set by tone deaf older generations. I was inspired by the different activists of our times, inspired by my friends, my colleagues. The need to be free and to be accepted for who I am made this song what it is.
How does the music you make now compare to music you made when you first started out?
The first EP I wrote was a journey into mental health and depression. It dealt with addiction, abuse, and the trials you encounter when you’re lost in all of it. It was a very painful but healing experience. In the two years I’ve spent writing more and performing, I’ve made peace with everything that has happened to me. My new EP that I’m working on challenges the “norm” society set-up when it comes to gender, gender roles, and relationships. It’s bold, confident, and uplifting.
Would you say that your music is a big reflection of your personal life and experiences?
It absolutely is. Music has been my saving grace. Through my lyrics and my melodies, I want to tell my story and my reality. I know that being a Latinx, Queer, Pansexual, Gender non-conforming person, I can help other people find themselves and feel like their voices are heard because we are very similar. I want to let them know that it’s okay and that they belong.
What can we expect to see from you, as an artist, in the upcoming months?
More music and more performances. I’m constantly working, shooting new promo pictures, recording. Hoping to release a new EP by the end of the year, maybe even a new clip!
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