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Interview: Meet 17-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter and Orlando Native, Nic Howell

Nic Howell is a 17-year-old American singer-songwriter who inspires people to be themselves. He uses a unique blend of catchy beats and thoughtful, story-driven lyrics to create music that both encourages you and makes you want to get up and dance. His songs talk about what it’s like to be a teenager today while carrying deeper messages about love and belonging. Nic recently released the EP, Welcome to the Mind of a Teenage Boy last and describes the EP as, “An introduction to who I am a quick look into my mind. This EP is real, down to earth, pretty unfiltered…super unfiltered.”  I had the opportunity to talk with Nic and learn more about him as well as his EP, Welcome to the Mind of a Teenage Boy.

For the readers who don’t know who you are, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Nic Howell; I’m a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Orlando area!

What inspired you to start making music? 
One year I got a guitar for Christmas and that really struck my interest! I started watching YouTube videos on how to play, and that eventually led me to start writing songs as well.

What is the message you’d like to share with the music you make?
I want to encourage people to be themselves and live life to the fullest!

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Talk about your EP, Welcome to the Mind of a Teenage Boy, what does this EP mean to you and what’s the inspiration behind it?
The EP is an introduction to who I am, and it’s really about all the things that have been on my mind recently. I feel like these four songs are super relatable to people of all ages worldwide.

How was the recording and writing process for this album?

The process was fun! We actually started the process in Miami and ended it in London at Abbey Road studios which was the coolest thing ever!

If you could give young aspiring teenage artists like yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t try to be like everyone else! Just do you.

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Do you have any upcoming news or plans you’d like to share?
I’m dropping a new single with one of my friends soon! So stay tuned

Any last thoughts?
Keep being you.

To keep up with Nic, follow him on Instagram, Spotify, and YouTube.

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Zoë Selesi
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Zoë is from England, currently living in New York for university studying Magazine Journalism. She is the senior editor for the Arts &Culture site. Zoë is a lover of all music genres, especially alternative R&B, UK Grime and Korean music.

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