- Bryon Harris
Simone Nicole - 'Golden Ticket'
Singer-songwriter Simone Nicole is an extremely talented artist out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Simone started off by playing regularly at coffee houses, restaurants, bars, country clubs and house parties. Her sound garnered her much praise and attention leading to the release of her first EP, 'Hanging on a Cloud', in 2011. With the release of this EP, Simone began playing larger venues like House of Blues in Dallas and The Kessler Theatre. One of her newly released singles, “Golden Ticket,” is a great showcase of her entrancing sound that has grown her popularity.
The song begins with a soft, melodic, finger-style guitar line. After a brief intro Simone enters with the vocals for the first verse singing, “You're so far away from home/The only place I want to go/It's better than being here alone tonight.” Her voice shimmers with crystal clarity and a bright tone that sends shivers down your spine the moment the verse begins. Upon reaching the chorus, the instrumental arrangement builds with the addition of bass and drums.
“Golden Ticket” is a song about being deeply in love with someone who is not with you. Perhaps the timing is off. You would "cross the lines" to make it happen, but that is not always reality. While she paints the image of longing for that special someone, she reinforces the theme in the chorus singing, “If we were in a different world, a different time/You wouldn't believe how many times I'd cross/All the lines to make you mine/'Cause baby you're so beautiful, and wonderful/I'd take you with me everywhere I go.” The sweet, simple melodies of “Golden Ticket” will leave a lasting impression of Simone, leaving you wanting to hear more.
Please take a moment to watch the video of Simone's performance:
With her new material, Simone continues to awe listeners with gorgeous vocals and instrumentals. “Golden Ticket” is just a glimpse of what is to come with Simone’s new projects. She is currently working on completing a new album which is to be released this year. Her music is available for purchase via iTunes. For more information visit her website.