How new wave legend Nick Heyward transformed his musical doodles into songs

me, editing is another instrument. It’s a vital part of the creative process.” As we look back on the major hits and killer sounds of , we are reminded that the odds of artists looking to make lasting careers out of their initial splashes are, frankly, super-slim in our current instant-grat-track climate. Sure, you’ve perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the day to in-the-moment perfection, but is that the end of it? You have to wonder: will Cardi B, the Despacito gang, Tove Styrke, and Diet Cig be able to sustain substantive careers beyond their big hits of this soon-to-be-passing year, or are they all fated to be consigned to the playlist you’re putting together for that upcoming New Year’s Eve party — that is, the playlist you’ll soon wind up renaming Bad and Boujee : One-Hit Wonders? That said, sometimes it actually does take a few good years for true artists to find the nexus of their staying power. That’s exactly what happened with British singer/songwriter Nick Heyward , who made his initial splash during the prime MTV era by helming hit songs Love Plus One and Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) with new- icons Haircut […]

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