Nikki Yanofsky Releases New Song “Nerve” Inspired By Rod Temperton (“Thriller,” “Boogie Nights”)

Nikki Yanofsky Releases New Song “Nerve” Inspired By Songwriter Rod Temperton (“Thriller,” “Boogie Nights”)

New Album ‘Black Sheep’ Out Later This Year On eOne Music

Nikki To Play Global Citizen’s #Togetherathome Series Today At 3:30 PM ET


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Today, Nikki Yanofsky releases her new song “Nerve” from her forthcoming album ‘Black Sheep,’ out later this year on eOne Music. Recorded at Planet Studios in Montreal and produced by Zachary Seman and Roger Kleinman (Joey Bada$$, ASAP Rocky), “Nerve” is Nikki’s attempt to capture the aesthetic of her late hero and collaborator Rod Temperton (who wrote “Thriller” and “Boogie Nights”). Listen to “Nerve” here:

“When Rod passed away, I really wanted to honor him with a song, but that task was too daunting,” says Nikki. “What I knew I could pull off though, was a song that Rod would have approved of. A song with a funky feel that captured his vibe. That’s ‘Nerve’ (also, the bridge spells out “Boogie” because I always poked fun at Rod for using that word in more than a few songs of his).”

Prior to his passing, Rod wrote a song especially for Nikki - “Bubbles,” which also appears on ‘Black Sheep’ and will be released later this spring.

"Music is a language the entire world speaks,” says Nikki. “It’s always there for you. It turns good times into memories and turns the hard times into something that people can connect through. We need to stay in right now, and ‘Nerve’ is a feel good song that you can put on and dance around your house to while we wait for the streets to open up again."

This afternoon at 3:30 PM EST, Nikki will go live on Instagram as part of Global Citizen's #TogetherAtHome series and perform songs from ‘Black Sheep.’ Tune in here:

Billboard has called the songs from ‘Black Sheep’ “charming” and “self-confident.” Watch the video for lead single “Forget” here:

Nikki will perform in select cities later this year, with dates to be announced soon.


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March 20, 2020 12:05pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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