Interview with Nick Ray

Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?

Nick Ray is an independent producer/singer/songwriter from New Orleans. Nick just released his debut full length album, Circles, in 2017. Circles follows up Nick’s Four White Walls EP and a series of successful collaborations. “Mountains”, the track he made with Kings Noise, has surpassed 850,000 plays on Spotify and his “By the Way” remix collaboration with trapical duo Neptunica has reached over 500,000 plays. Recently, Nick Ray & LOC’s track “November” from their hiphop collaboration project, The Playback, was selected into the Top 12 of over 5,000 songs in Linkin Park and Open Labs’ Stagelight Competition. Nick is from New Orleans

How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?

Early 80s and 90s music was a big influence. Inspired by Bands like Zeppelin, Soundgarden, The Who, The Clash, Neil Young

What kind of music do you do?

Electronic, Pop Rock and Country

What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?

“Divide and Conquer” is something I hold close to my heart. It is a perspective on the global pandemic 2020. Allowing me to release some negative tension.

Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?

The best answer I can give to that is. Hopefully they find a connection

What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Continuing to do what I love in music. Wouldn’t mind expanding on the production side of things more. Helping other artist get out what’s in their head.

Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.

When I was a teenager, I use to MC as a hip hop artist occasionally. One night I fell off stage while in a act. Haha