Nik West to tour in the Spring + New Video

Article Contributed by Gramophone Media | Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Esteemed bassist, funk legend and Prince collaborator, Nik West, shares lead single and video, “Bottom Of The Bottle,” from her upcoming solo release. The video premiered on Vibe, who praised West’s legendary musical career - check out the premiere here. West says the song isn’t as gloomy as it sounds, stating, “Live your life to the fullest and try to see the good in it all. Smile, whistle, sing, dance even if you’re at the bottom of the bottle.” The track’s accompanying video is colorful, vibrant and fun, with West and friends dancing around and blowing bubbles out of plastic cigars. There’s even a subtle homage to Prince, as she holds magazines that honor him before falling into her vibrant daydream. With co-signs from Steven Tyler, Bootsy Collins and Lenny Kravitz, Nik West’s personality and humility shines as bright as the visuals in the track.

The Arizona native started playing rhythm guitar at 13-years-old but fell in love with the bass in high school after listening to Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Starting Something.” After the release of her instrumental debut, Just In The Nik of Time, the 20-something caught the attention of Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Glen Ballard and began working with the likes of John Mayer and eventually, Prince. West’s career has evolved into an international force of funk. Most recently, Vibe states, “With a talent that measures up to funk and rock’s greatest, West’s musical charm is undeniable as her lyrics and melodic voice blends perfectly with her radiant persona.” With worldwide tours set for 2017 and countless rave reviews from the press, West is ready to step into the mainstream sphere with her upcoming collection of funky pop driven tracks.

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