An unexpected collaboration of rock, punk and rap are the very beginning of the up and coming west coast artist Nik Fury. Born in the track town of Eugene, Oregon, Nik shares the same stardom platform as many radio artists such as Mat Kearny, Paul Wright, and Shawn MacDonald. From introspective lyrics that cut deep into the heart of honesty, to playful rhymes and melodies, Nik Fury is the modern music scenes breath of fresh air.
Already on his third album since 2005, Nik Furys latest, Lights, Camera, Accident comes closer to his musical roots than ever before.
Nik opens Lights, Camera, Accident with the albums anthem, Call 911. The new album is really about change, its about the unexpected, he explain. Over the last few years Ive had to make some spiritual adjustments, some reformations in the way I think. It was hard at first, but doing what you know is right isnt always easy.
As the former lead singer/songwriter for the pop punk band Sweatshop Ninjas, Nik Fury resurrects some of his band influence and presents it in Lights, Camera, Accident. I love pop punk music, Nik says, It might even be my favorite genre. I picked up some old punk albums I used to listen to in high school and got really inspired. Ive always listened to a wide range of music, but the energy really gets me. Nik shows his punk rock energy in Watching it Burn, a track about walking according to conscience. I originally wanted to bring the pop punk sound on the last album, but didnt feel ready for it. Other punk inspired tracks include Bleeding, Say Hello and the acoustic love song Romeo + Juliet.
The new album as a whole ranges from playful (with songs like All the Girlies Say a self-proclaimed sing along song) to solemn and serious with songs such as Arms Are a Motion Picture. I recently caught wind of an organization, Nik explains, called 'To Write Love On Her Arms' and saw real people caring about others in need. I hadnt really addressed those types of issues in former albums and felt that it was time. The organization focuses on bringing hope to hurting teenage girls (www.twloha.com).
On the new album, Nik takes his music in a direction he formerly left untouched worship. Ive led worship off and on in church since I was in high school, so I decided to experiment a little. After You, a simple song about putting God first, blends a catchy devotional chorus with rapping to fill in the rest. Other devotionally focused songs on the album include On High and ending track, Nothing.
Nik Fury never fails to present himself in his entirety and Lights, Camera, is no exception. Honest in his assessment of life and God, optimistic in spirituality, and hopeful in the face of adversity, Nik gives his fans another peek into who his as an artist and as a person. Catchy and compelling, this new album promises nothing less than entertainment, encouragement and introspection. Lights, Camera, Accident is available now at NikFury.com and on iTunes.