For nearly all of us, our first exposure to music would have been the lullabies sung to us as infants. We go forth into life with that sense of being lulled into sleep by the hushed-words and swaying melodies as a foundational block of our human nature. Lullabies are a source of anthropological fascination, occuring in almost every culture across the world and throughout time. It might be commonplace to hear and recite these songs, but given the right context, they have the power to open the door into the mysterious land of dreams.

In her new single ‘The Night’, Nicki Wells captures the very essence of imagination, reverie, the subconscious, surrender, and reassurance. Her voice is that of a comforting siren inviting the listener to submerge themselves in this sonic pool of aqueous melodies, intricate strings, and cinematic violin arrangements. As a composer and producer, Wells incorporates both Western and Eastern influences into her music, inspired by her childhood in Dharamshala, India and her joint Italian, Swiss and British heritage. Essential to Nicki Wells’ creative ethos is connection to nature, as you’ll hear peppered throughout the symbolic lyricism of ‘The Night’.

Singer, songwriter and composer Nicki Wells followed her 1st class honours degree in Music touring as a featured vocalist in Nitin Sawhney’s band. She has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House to Glastonbury’s main Pyramid Stage. Her voice has contributed to a number of films including Andy Serkis’s Mowgli, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Renny Harlin’s The Legend of Hercules and was a major part of the scores of BBC Documentaries such as The Human Planet series. Her first solo album Ocean was released in 2018 under the pseudonym TURYA (listen to TURYA on Spotify).

As a Composer in her own right, Nicki scored for Tanika Gupta’s theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Howard Brenton’s play Drawing the Line, receiving critical acclaim. She co-composed the score to Khyentse Norbu’s feature film Vara – A Blessing and has also composed five of contemporary dancer Aakash Odedra’s shows, which have featured in venues like Sadlers Wells, Royal Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, (winning the Amnesty International Award for the politically conscious show #JeSuis). Nicki also composed the score to documentary filmmaker Koen Suidgeest’s Girl Connected and then joined forces with renowned sitarist Anoushka Shankar to compose the score for upcoming documentary film about the Dalai Lama An Officer and His Holiness.

Nicki collaborated once again with dancer Aakash Odedra and Chinese dancer, Hu Shenyuan, composing the score and performing in the new epic production of Samsara which premiered in the Melbourne Arts Centre in 2020. Nicki also composed the music for legendary Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas’ 2022 show Forbidden.

Nicki, who travelled the world as part of Nitin Sawhney’s band, as a classic troubadour with a global array of influences and a unique vocal talent. She has already gained support from the likes of Songwriting Magazine, Notion, LOCK Magazine, Bandcamp Diaries, The Music Enthusiast, BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins, BBC Introducing and many more. It all comes down to Nicki Wells’ sound which is simply beautiful, traversing styles of chill, emotional, dreamy, orchestral, folk, singer-songwriter and meditative.

SOURCE: Official Bio