After a four-year wait, Nick Chou is finally back in the saddle releasing his own album "REAL", featuring a number of sick collaborations with Western DJs such as Nicky Romero, Bassjackers, Borgore, Kronic and Ricky Remedy.
The presence of these experienced DJs lends Nick's album a more slick feel, but it is clear from his self-composed melodies and lyrics that this is more in the vein of his true style, hence the album title "Real".
Incorporating a mix of EDM, Trap, pop, rock, hip hop, ballads and R&B into his 13-song double album, Nick is ready to show the world his real self, not as that packaged idol he was once seen as, but as a true man of music.
While the first half of the album is more sentimental and balladic, the second half is more EDM-focused, and features collaborations with some of the Western music market's biggest DJs.
According to Nick, this is the statement he released regarding his absence from the music scene in past years:
"In these last few years I have never stopped building up my musical career. Been working hard at writing new songs, using musical online platforms, getting to know other DJs and asynchronously writing with them....that allowed this work to slowly have an overall shape. After that, I took my works to look for people who would understand it, in doing so there were many bouts of bitterness and hardship that others didn't know about. Composing is a lonely road, but luckily I can use my Facebook and Instagram to interact with fans, and got a lot of support and confidence from there. Of course, I also received a lot of comments about my position and appearance, but not only did these comments not bring me down, but they instead gave me even more to think about, and made concrete my standards for my music, its variety and attitude. Now I know, this is the road I want to walk!"
Despite all the idol dramas and commercial activities, Nick is now trying and successfully reinventing himself as a singer-songwriter with a sufficient amount of clout. Gaining credibility by writing the theme song "Ga Tao" for the movie of the same name and participating in the behind-the-scenes creative process of rapper Miss Ko's album, this guy is one up-and-comer to watch out for.
Nick Chou-帥到分手So handsome we broke up
Nick Chou-Turn Up
Nick Chou-你是我的菜You're My Type