Jared James Nichols down the drain
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and Gibson brand ambassador Jared James Nichols has released his new single, “In the sinkvia Black Hill Records. The hard-hitting track – produced, engineered and mixed by Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Slash, Rival Sons) – is carried by vulnerable vocals, which snake around the melodic guitar in an ominous way. Watch the official music video, directed by Tom Flynn and Mike Watts (Lamb of God, All That Remains) now below.
“If I had to choose just one record to encapsulate my sound, it would be ‘Down The Drain'” shares Nichols. “From a whisper to a scream, this song has it all. Lyrically, it comes from a familiar place that can touch us all, feelings of despair and pain, but constantly looking to find love every day. Musically, ‘Down The Drain’ cuts like a knife and moves like a freight train. This song hits hard and is brutally honest in every aspect. Ride it and rock it!”
Nichols, known for his electrifying live performance, teased the release of “Down The Drain” earlier this month in front of live audiences at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and again last Monday night in New York, where he made the one from the Mercury Lounge. “Down The Drain” follows Nichols’ recent single “Hard Wired”. The hypnotic, hyper-charged song was born out of a jam session with Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford
With nothing more than a Gibson Les Paul slung over his shoulder, a hot amp cranked up and a hot mic on and ready, Jared James Nichols produces the kind of rock that rips, roars and rolls with no filters or excuses. . The Nashville-based multi-talent, who stands at a staggering 6-foot-5, packs a punch of gritty vocals straight from the gut and fireworks from incendiary frets. Since emerging in 2015, Nichols has racked up millions of streams and acclaim from US songwriters, Guitar World, Relix and more, and performed alongside icons such as Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa and even the late Leslie West, to name a few.