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Nick Soul speaks of heartbreak in new album

2018-04-07 12:27
PHOTO: Nick Soul Instagram

Singer, actor and presenter Nicholas “Nick Soul” Nkuna (28) recently released his Afro-pop album, Therapy, featuring the likes of Tshedi Mholo and Skwatta Kamp’s Relo. Two of his songs are featured in movies too: Thando, which was nominated for a Safta and Red Room award, and a new Khanyi Mbau film.

Nick says this 14-track record took blood, sweat and tears and was inspired by heartbreak.

“Every song on Therapy is about my personal experience,” Nick says.

Nick says he was living with his girlfriend in the United Kingdom from 2012 but two years later the relationship ended. “The break-up was life-changing for me because that’s what inspired the album. In 2015 I decided to come back to South Africa.”

As soon as he returned Nick got a role on Skeem Saam then he featured in the BET’s Top Actor: Africa series.

Nick says the break-up helped him grow as an artist and a man. “The break-up helped me find myself,” Nick says, adding many men go through heartbreak and don’t get the platform to express their pain.

“Men go through heartbreak but never talk about it and my heartbreak was one of the most painful things because I was really in love,” he says.

Nick says he wants to help other men deal with their pain by sharing his experience through his music. “A lot of men go through what I went to and they die inside because they feel they can’t cry or speak about what they’ve gone through. This album will help them heal,” he says.

Therapy is available on iTunes and CDs will be available this Saturday nationwide.