I have been invited to countless concerts over the past few years but, no matter how many shows I attend, I never know what to expect. Some sets leave me feeling “eh” while others amaze me. Some drag on while others seem to pass in the blink of an eye. But, no matter what my main takeaway is from the concert, I am always amazed by the genuine talent and passion displayed on stage.
Today, I was given the opportunity to attend a Gavin Becker concert in New York City – more on that in another article, I promise. But while waiting for Gavin to hit the stage, screaming fangirls and their parents were treated to a performance by Nick Cincotta.
I’m won’t lie, it was my first time hearing of the Boston-based artist but now, after listening to his set and witnessing his undeniable energy, I have found myself wanting to add Cincotta to every playlist I have ever created and every playlist I create in the future.
Nick might be new to The Original Society but entertaining has been flowing through his veins for years. It all started at age seven when he started playing the piano and instantly caught the performing bug. At fourteen, he was ready to show his talent to the world, penning and recording his first album entirely on his own.
Since then, he has built a rather extensive fanbase, resulting in rather impressive social media followings. With over 1,100 subscribers on YouTube, over 10,700 Twitter followers, and thousands of SoundCloud listens, there’s no doubt in my mind that Cincotta understands how to make the most of social media.
There’s also no doubt in my mind that once you listen to one of Nick Cincotta’s songs, you will go search his name on Apple Music or YouTube (or whichever platform is your preference), which will then turn you into a Nick Cincotta fan.
I know, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of “Megan, how can you guarantee that?” Well, it happened to me so I’m sure it could happen to you, too!
On my train ride home from the concert, I turned on my phone’s data just to listen to Nick’s work on Apple Music – sorry mom, but I promise it was worth it.
Nick’s sound is an appropriate mix of hip-hop and pop, bringing something unique to the table in a world that seems to be dominated by repetitive motions. If you’re looking for my recommendations, I listened to his 2014 album, The Sound of a Smile, to his 2015 album, The Breakthrough, during my train ride home, both of which I would recommend listening to.
Speaking of breakthroughs, it seems that’s what’s on Nick Cincotta’s mind. It is beyond evident that Cincotta just wants to inspire people by portraying his own life as one of positivity. Based on what I saw at New York City’s Webster Hall, Nick’s movement of positivity, goal-setting and achieving happiness is sticking well with fans.
Like I said earlier, I’ve been to my fair share of shows but even I recognized that there was a genuine sense of happiness whenever Nick was involved in anything, whether that be taking photos with fans or keeping the energy high while on stage.
For that reason alone, it’s not surprising that Nick’s fans are his favorite part of recording. When asked about his recording process, Nick said, “Music has helped me through so much in my life, through both good and bad times. It was so great to open up and to give back to my fans. I hope these new songs help them through whatever they’re going through.”
Nick’s newest single, “Curfew” will hit the Internet on March 4th so stay tuned to The Original Society in the next few weeks for our thoughts on “Curfew” and all things Nick Cincotta. Until then, check out Nick’s already-released music and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.