Nicole is excited to announce a special collaboration with Tommy Stinson's BASH & POP on two new songs, "Too Late" and "Saturday", to be released digitally, along with a limited edition 7" on November 24 (Fat Possum Records).
Nicole Atkins has shared her new album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, today via NPR’s First Listen. The album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, will be coming out on July 21 on Single Lock Records. Pre-order Goodnight Rhonda Lee here. The album was recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).
“Atkins doesn't treat getting sober and navigating major life transitions as a somber affair… Audacious is more like it, and her album's all the more riveting for her resistance to being buttoned-up… animated by a spirit of impulsiveness, it's also very much the product of artful craft, burnished not only by the symphonic production, but her Brill Building-style grasp of rich melody and sturdy structure.” - NPR First Listen
Nicole's new single and video, "Listen Up", premiered on NPR this week, with a hilarious music video directed by Tim Duggan. The song is from her upcoming studio album, GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, out July 21st on Single Lock Records.
I wrote ‘Listen Up’ as a note to self, to stop beating myself up over bad self talk and fear and listen to the good advice of others. I gave it a soul meets Fraggle Rock treatment because that’s the sound of what’s real and positive to me. It’s basically, ’Don’t be your worst enemy. Surround yourself with good people and let them help you.
I came up with the concept of the video after a string of unfortunate events. After a gig I fell into a sinkhole in a parking lot in Knoxville. I got pretty hurt, but it could’ve been a lot worse. I was trying to find the humor in it so I came up with the idea of me being the star of a bunch of Fail videos ala ’America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ You really gotta look where you’re going sometimes.
Nicole has signed with the Florence, AL-based Single Lock Records to release her much anticipated new album, GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, recorded in Fort Worth, TX with Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), and with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). Founded in 2013, Single Lock shot to international notoriety with releases from St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dylan LeBlanc, Donnie Fritts and label co-founder John Paul White.
GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, a vintage soul album inspired legendary artists like Dusty Springfield, Candi Staton, Roy Orbison and Janis Joplin, was first heralded last November with the release of “A Little Crazy,” available now on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp.
NICOLE @ SXSW
13 – Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving Bar
15 – Austin, TX – Shake Up @ Weather Up (Single Lock Showcase)
15 – Austin, TX – The Parish
17 – Austin, TX – NoiseTrade & PledgeMusic Present Frye Days
17 – Austin, TX – The Beehive
Nicole is currently recording her 4th studio album with Austin Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivion of Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges). Today she released a first single from the new album, “A Little Crazy”, a track she co-wrote with Chris Isaak. FREE MP3 of the song available NOW when you pre-order the new album (HERE). Or pick up the single from iTunes or Bandcamp (HERE).
We’re pleased to announce that Nicole's cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" with Postmodern Jukebox is featured in the new Heineken Anti-Drunk Driving PSA, which stars Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart. Check it out HERE, or by clicking the image above!
Nicole previewed a song from her new album when she performed “A Little Crazy” (a track she cowrote with Chris Isaak) on the season finale of "Roadies", with WOLF! frontman Scotty Metzger on guitar. The show also featured performances by Jim James, Eddie Vedder, Lucius, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne and Robyn Hitchcock. The recording of her live performance of “A Little Crazy” is also available via Stardog Records /Republic Records as part of the soundtrack album for the show.
Watch Nicole's "Roadies" teaser video HERE.
"Roadies" soundtrack available HERE.
Nicole is in the studio recording album #4 with the amazing Austin Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivion of NIles City Sound (Leon Bridges, White Denim). Preorder the new record and exclusive merch, including limited edition colored vinyl, house parties, hand-drawn illustrations from the studio and more, all available @ Pledge Music.