Sydney-based artist Nick de la Hoyde is here to remind us the value of gratitude with his latest single “Stay By Me,” a slick and intricate indietronic piece that takes you on an introspective waltz. As most of us felt the weight of the pandemic this past year, “Stay By Me” feels like an intimate reflection on the people and things we’ve taken for granted before isolation. With his smoothly burning haaas and ohhhs in the background, Nick silvery vocals float over the propulsive production that sends goosebumps with its melodic heartbeat. The punchy lyrical choruses “Stay by me / Stay by me baby / Wait by me” hop with a breakneck intensity, making you feel like you’re riding a rollercoaster during those brief seconds. And while the production is glazed with moodiness, the overall feel of the song is one that is sanguine and cheery. By doing so, Nick beckons its listeners to meditate – rather than brood – for the things and individuals whom we often overlook their role and value into our lives. So whether you are looking for a track to practice gratitude, dance, or practice your high pitch, this is the track that you should put on repeat:
Speaking of the track, he shared: “Sometimes it takes something unfortunate to happen for you to wake up and realise the love around you. I was guilty of taking things in life for granted and at my lowest moment it was so clear to me what mattered in life and what didn’t. ‘Stay By Me’ is an uplifting track with a heap of energy that helped me lift out of that space. I wanted the guitars, drums and dreamy synths to elevate with my vocal and take the listener on a ride.”
Nick is part of the electronic trio D.E.L and also writes for other artists from major labels like UMG, Sony Music, WMG, and more. His debut album A Beautiful Mess won the pop album category at the Independent Music Awards in 2020 and his works have been playlisted by Spotify editorials, radio stations, BBC, etc. Nick also runs the label Gatcombe Music with his family….yes he is a superhuman.
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