CMU Approved

Approved: Emilie Nicolas

By | Published on Thursday 15 January 2015

Emilie Nicolas

Emilie Nicolas was first featured in the Approved column a year and a half ago, the wait for her debut album has felt a lot longer. She remains one of the artists I’m most excited about and her apparent slow progress in launching herself in the UK is endlessly frustrating.

Still, we’re now closer to the end of that wait than the beginning. Her debut album was released in Norway in September, and will finally reach the UK in May. Before that, she will play a headline show at St Pancras Old Church in London on 28 Jan.

And this week, to whet your appetite for all of that, comes a new SoundCloud posting of ‘Fail’, her boldest song and one of the ones that initially grabbed me back when her demos were still available online. The finished album version packs an even stronger punch, and suddenly makes May seem like a very long way away.

Listen to ‘Fail’ here: