nicha’s powerful new track “little bird” is ode to the sufferers of mental and physical domestic abuse
“She” wanted to break free from the chains of a toxic relationship but didn’t believe that she possessed the power. “little bird” evokes a fragile innocence and vulnerability of someone who dreams of their independence, someone who has always had the strength to set themselves free. nicha’s will be releasing her exciting new single on the 2nd of October.
“Little bird” defies genre. nicha and her producer Michael Mormecha have taken elements from electronica, folk and reggae to create something so unique and individual. nicha describes a powerful story using poetic lyrics and addictive melodies. Combined with her rich and unusual voice, little bird is incomparable to anything you will have heard.
Little bird is a call to those who are subject to mental and physical abuse in any relationship, nicha hopes to spread a message and to let her listeners know that you can have the strength to make yourself happy, let that be through making a difficult decision in escaping a toxic relationship.
nicha hopes to spread hope and awareness to all genders and whoever may be facing both mental and physical abuse.
“I feel there is a taboo around talking about domestic abuse, mental and physical. Women are suffering, men are suffering, there are so many victims even in this day and age. We need to raise awareness and remind people to talk more.”
nicha is a 23 year old Northern Irish native, born and raised in Holywood, Co. Down and also known as Lucy Robinson. In July 2020 nicha took the scene by storm with her debut single Devices – a song about our society being addicted to our phones. She has a series of exciting releases on the horizon. nicha has been about for a mere hot minute and has already been critically acclaimed by some big names, drawing attention from BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen McCauley, RTE 2 FM’s Dan Hegarty, RTE 2XM, Hot Press and more.
nicha’s Hendrix, Dylan and Marley fuelled childhood have created the basis of her musical palette. These days she’s listens to a cocktail of artists from a mixture of genres including pop, electronic, hip hop and indie. She takes inspiration from the likes of Tash Sultana, Loyle Carner, Jack Johnson, Bonobo and Jamie xx.
With her clever lyrics laced with subtle humour and soothing voice, nicha captivates you and speaks to you. She writes about her own personal struggles as well as those of friends and family. In her music, she talks about mental health, environmental issues and the world as it is around us. nicha aims to help people and draw awareness to current issues we face day to day in a powerful yet easy-listening way.
nicha’s heart lies in Belfast but already her music has taken her around the world. When she finished school at 18, she packed up her guitar and headed to Australia where she busked around the cities of Sydney and Melbourne and taught kids how to sail on the side. From playing in any open mic night she could find she secured a few residencies in Melbourne and a slot at the renowned St Kilda Twilight Market. nicha stopped in Nepal on the way home playing a few tunes in Katmandu and ended up living there for a month and a half. “My time travelling around Australia and Nepal taught me so much about people, cultures, independence and myself. It gave me a lot of inspiration and insight into other people’s lifestyles and ways of thinking giving me a lot to write about.” – Nicha.