We had the good fortune of connecting with Nic Violets and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nic, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I would say consistency. A lot of people with sour attitudes about taking the path less traveled are ones who tried themselves but gave up too soon. Sometimes you’re inches away from striking gold, and you don’t even know. I’ve been consistent with creating music and my own person brand for around 10 years now, and I’m still nowhere near where I want to be; yet I’ve never thought about stopping.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me apart from other creators is my ground to reality. I come from a culturally draining city. Boston has never been supportive of its artists until recently and so I think this has given me a strong sense of self. With little to no support, it’s hard to pursue something. It forces you to reflect a lot and allows you to learn and grow. I had to reach deep within myself to figure out my “why.” I used to ask myself all the time – “Why am I doing this?” I could go on for days with different reasons, but once you find the answers, the process becomes worth it. Long-term commitment, discovering purpose, and overcoming challenges keeps you grounded. In an oversaturated market of here-today-gone-tomorrow artists who don’t share that same luxury of understanding their purpose, I find comfort knowing that my journey has only just begun.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would have to take them on a full day of shopping on Rodeo and Melrose. A couple days of relaxing by the pool and enjoying the sun (especially considering the last year of Covid). I would say Saddle Ranch is a must for dinner. It’s always lively and the food and drinks are great. Another huge pull is a day trip to Malibu. It’s beautiful over there and everyone new to California needs to check it out. Plenty of Boba trips and some stops at LA’s abundance of Thai spots. And of course we’d have to hit some recording studios since most of my friends make music.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can attribute a lot of my personal successes within the music industry to my friend Jake Caggiano. There was a period of time in highschool where I out the microphone back on the shelf. I was still involved in other creative outlets like graphic and clothing design, music production, and engineering, but Jake was the one who pulled me out of the slump and said, “You need to do this.” We started a group together, made a couple songs, and even played our first live show together. After that, he told me he did what he needed to do and that he thought I should go solo. I’m forever grateful that he was able to make me realize my potential.
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