Released 19th January
“Simply Irresistible” are the lyrics that South African born, Nic Billington, belted out whilst watching a Robert Palmer music video at the tender age of 6 years old. At that very moment, Nic knew he was destined to be a pop star.
After relocating with his family from Scotland to South Africa in 1994, Nic often ventured out on his own to indulge in his favourite past time – music. He spent his younger days with his notebook and pen, scribbling lyrics while laying down melodies on his tape recorder. By the age of 13, Nic had already written an array of pop songs and was involved in the school choir and later became one half of the duo, The Verdict. The Verdict enjoyed popular success with their combination of dance and house music. In 2006, Nic was in the employ of an independent record company, where he spent time learning the trivia of the music industry. He soon began networking with producers, using his business acumen to slowly build the foundations of his career as a serious music artist.
Slasher’ pays homage to the eerie charm of 80s and 90s horror cult movies, blending contemporary pop and vintage terror, putting a unique spin on Nic’s eclectic repertoire and affinity for darker things.
“An ode to American Horror Story, ‘Slasher’ is about the desperate need for love and attention, even if it means putting yourself in harms way. When you know something is bad for you but you do it anyway”. Slasher’ pays homage to the eerie charm of 80s and 90s horror cult movies, blending contemporary pop and vintage terror, putting a unique spin on Nic’s eclectic repertoire and affinity for darker things.
“In today’s world of social media and dating apps, a lot of us are constantly putting ourselves out there, seeking attention and validation. This track pokes fun at the whole pursuit of excitement from complete strangers – even though they could very well be a serial killer.”
South African producer Paul Gala adds the distinctive 80s vibe and edgy synths that define ‘Slasher,’ while London-based musician Todd Blackmore injects electrifying guitar magic. With Nic’s captivating vocals leading the way, ‘Slasher’ weaves a narrative of passion and peril, defying the usual boundaries of pop music.