Building layers of vulnerability and soothing soundscapes, Nick Ward has been introducing himself to listeners in a very authentic and captivating way with a growing discography that has felt so intimate. But his newest single ‘Aubrey Plaza’ may just be his most personally defining one yet.
Reflecting on finding that true love that feels completely freeing in every sense, the Sydney singer-songwriter explores that deep connection that surpasses physicality and finds the two lovers falling into each others orbits.
Love is simultaneously a really special and scary thing, but the beauty of it is finding someone who accepts you for you. From there they can influence so much growth in you that leads to self-discoveries and self-breakthroughs.
“Do you know who you are? Or do you just take a guess” he questions during the opening lines of the song as he is immediately attracted to his lovers aura and the confidence that he wants to have within his own identity.
“You see right through all the things I was taught to do. To be a man, but I’m not tough. When I’m with you I feel enough” he admits as he continues to open up and feel truly seen by his lover.
Taking on a indie-pop soundscape of pure dreamy production with a cinematic twist, Ward creates a sonic that sits somewhere between Cub Sport, Sufjan Stevens and Ryan Beatty. The aesthetically pleasing song deserves to be placed in a coming of age film as it feels so vividly put together.
The song actually has no reference to Aubrey Plaza at all, and that’s one of the most brilliant things about this whole release. At surface level you head into listening to the song with no possible idea of the direction it could go in, and you are left feeling a cathartic release of emotions.