IOU — the universal term for owing somebody something when you lack money.
From New York to Atlanta, Nick Hagelin has been around the country (and paid his dues) to reach his current position as an emerging young artist with a hit new record “I.C.U.”
Only 23, the Georgia native has avoided the gimmicks and presented a sound that is both feel-good and romantically based. Using the studio as his form of therapy, Nick is stacking up soul-kissed pop records in preparation for his label debut, incorporating musical influences that range from Sting to Jay-Z to Stevie Wonder.
Nick explained about his debut single “I.C.U.”, “It’s about going to a party and you’re there to have a good time and then all of a sudden, you see that one person that just puts you on tunnel vision. And for the rest of the night, there’s only one thing that’s on your mind and that’s connecting with that person and dancing with them.”
Sporting a dancing background and being raised in a New Jersey household that loved music, Nick dished about his craft, “I just think that music is the most incredible medium for expression, especially for me personally, because at the same time that I get someone’s mind thinking about something with my lyrics, I can get their body moving with the groove.”
Nick has certainly paid his dues. Now all that remains is for music fanatics to return the love.