Exclusive Premiere: Kyan Palmer + Nicopop “What U Like”
Persian-American pop artist Kyan Palmer kicked off his career behind the scenes of the music industry working in marketing at Republic Records and RocNation. He uploaded his debut single “Burn Mona Lisa” on a whim and much to Palmer’s surprise, the track skyrocketed up the Spotify viral charts. To date the single has amassed over 3.5M streams, leading Palmer to quit his job and relocate to Los Angeles to focus on songwriting full time. In September 2018 he revealed his debut EP also titled Burn Mona Lisa.
Known for his buoyant melodies, poignant lyricism, and silky R&B vocals, Palmer has also become an in demand songwriter. He’s attended writing camps for stars such as PRETTYMUCH, Bhad Bhabie and Little Mix, and has recently been in the studio with Timeflies, MOONZz, Kira Kosarin, Aiden Alexander, and Emily Zeck. As of late Palmer has also penned original tracks for this season’s Vanderpump Rules (Bravo).
Drawing inspiration from the visual overstimulation of the early 2000s, electronic artist, animator, and producer nicopop. is the answer to two decades of pop culture obsession. nicopop.’s effervescent pop sound is fun, danceable, addictive, and flawlessly produced. It’s old meets new; it’s y2k meets Gen Z.
Since the unveiling of the nicopop. project this past summer, the praise has already been flying in from key tastemakers such as Buzzfeed and Billboard, as well as a multitude of HypeM blogs. With more original music on the way and writing credits on songs with Naomi Wild, Kyan Palmer and Evalyn, there is no doubt that nicopop. will soon be the quintessential sound of pop.
“What U Like is the first song that we implemented conversational lyrics and melodies. Especially in the verse, we were trying to make it so it sounds almost like I’m just talking. We took this style of writing and applied it to a lot of the songs we have coming out on the project. Nico and I work really well together. We tend to agree on melodies that should and shouldn’t be in a song and trust each others opinions. Our creative process is never about ego, it’s always about who has the best idea and how can we make the greatest song.”