Singer/songwriter Angela Nichols and team have released the debut single, ‘Wings,’ co-created by Angela and creative producers Carlos Cahee and Grammy-nominated vocal arranger and producer Sean Pen. Angela’s dream in creating ‘Wings’ is to inspire truth and resiliency in those who listen, aligning with their inner angel to be free and be the best version of themselves.
Angela, since a young age, has always been inspired by music and is known for her charisma and vocal talent. With a wide range and variety of genres her voice can connect with, her sound is unmistakably pure yet powerful. Her interest and zest for music come from her gospel roots in Jackson, Mississippi. She has over 15 years of experience singing diverse styles of music, from jazz, Motown, rock, R&B, country, and Christian to pop. She has performed for weddings, private events, fashion shows, charity organizations as well as concerts.
Angela grew up in a multi-cultured home, with her mother being Korean and her father American. Her singing began with her Pentecostal roots singing at her hometown church in Jackson, Mississippi. A few of her favorite Christian artists include Kirk Franklin, Kim Walker, and Israel Houghton, and her favorite female icons include Etta James, Tina Turner, and Amy Winehouse.
Wings came to Angela in a dream and was inspired by her personal journey to rise above. Through personal trials, resiliency, and authentically showing up for herself, Angela learned that only when we are able to tap into our own spirit can we break free to soar. “‘Wings’ was a subconscious cocktail of my fears and desires. I spent many years on the merry-go-round talking about my dreams, living other people’s dreams. ‘Wings’ is a rebirth! It’s about trusting and loving myself and others to be free no matter what the past may be!” says Nichols.
Some of the inspirational text in the lyrics include: “I had to break away. I had to save myself from you. You’re holding me hostage. At least that’s what it feels like from my point of view.” – When Angela realizes that only she herself is holding herself back. This line is also an allegory for anyone feeling restrained or repressed in their current situation.
Angela has had the privilege of working with the most accredited musicians in the business to create this work and is looking forward to watching the song take flight.