“Rise” from the award-winning album Heartbeat by Nicki Kris is a stirring pop-rock song that surrounds you with ambient effects and rolling bass drums. Nicki, with her alluring vocals, accompanied by piano and acoustic guitar, introduces the song. The arrangement starts calm and lush, then gains more vigor as the beat machine and drums come in. The instrumentation is well mixed and produced by Kevin McNoldy.
Nicki and Kevin collaborated to write this song, after the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing to forge empowerment to female equality. “Rise” encourages those who are oppressed to come forward and speak their truth. “Together, we rise, rise, and be counted, together, we stand, stand up and be heard, it’s time to rise.”
During the mid-chorus section, drums come in with ambient effects joined by bass, piano, synthesizer and upfront powerful vocals that rush over you. Nicki is an expressive singer who gives each and every note her full attention. The elegant piano, thunderous drums, and deep bass resonate harmoniously with Nicki's exceptional vocals and her performance is out of this world.
Nicki Kris has an endless catalog of hit songs making her one of the most accomplished independent songwriters of our time. Song after song, Nicki moves our hearts and gives us substance for our ears.
About Nicki Kris
Nicki Kris is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has been on the official ballot for the Grammy Awards, for the past seven years, in numerous categories, including: Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance.
Her unique and powerful voice has been compared to artists like Pink and Adele as well as top female rockers of the past, Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks, while her songwriting yields a modern, contemporary style. Nicki's music has captured an international audience since the soul stylings of her debut album, 'I Come Alive in 2013.' Her songs have been featured in award-winning movies, TV shows, and on radio stations worldwide. Nicki’s latest release, Heartbeat [N.K.M Records], is a 14-track album filled with empowering anthems and catchy sing-along tracks. The new album features 14 songs that showcase her powerful vocals and catchy pop-rock songwriting. The early singles from this collection have earned over one million streams on Soundcloud, as well as many international awards.
The end result is a masterful collection of Alternative Pop/Rock songs that showcase her polished vocals, vibrant and vivid songwriting, and meaninful lyrics. Nicki has already been recognized in several international songwriting competitions and her songs have over a 1.5 million streams.
For more information, please visit Nciki Kris's website.