AUDIO: Brit Nicole – “Nocturnal Butterfly”
Poet and spoken word artist Brit Nicole recently released her debut album. It’s thirteen pieces accompanied by neo-soul and R&B instrumentation performed by the likes of B~Free, Quinten Farr, Genesis Renji and Haze. Nicole’s lyrical ruminations encompass such topics as celebration of Blackness, healing after leaving a toxic partner, love to life rather than death, intimate encounters, body positivity, and social revolution. Some tracks get conceptual, from the alphabetical wordplay of “26” to emphasizing words of the third letter in “C Poem” to a cappella call-and-response with “Ya Jigglin, Baby.” “Nocturnal Butterfly” is a visceral exhibition of empowerment, joy, fearlessness, and ownership through emotive storytelling.