NICK BLACK and DAZ RINKO, “Filler”
With a penchant for bright melodies and thoughtful, personable lyrics, Memphis singer/songwriter Nick Black releases his new single “Filler” which features a well-placed rap interlude from fellow Memphis resident Daz Rinko. “Filler” is about finding balance in life, not looking too far ahead to forget about who and what is currently around you. Nick’s vocal style reminds me of Jason Mraz or Mokita with a dash or two of one of his major influences, John Mayer. “Filler” follows the release of his fourth album Twitch #1, a result of using Twitch.tv over the past few years to formulate songs in real time in front of a virtual audience. So Nick not only has many obvious talents musically, but he’s done well to market himself with a brand for like-minded people. “Filler” is bright and unconventional, and could find favour on alternative or college radio.