Discovery: Nic Gaumond

Nic Gaumond is a Canadian alternative R&B producer who has combined with singer songwriter Chris Hemmings for his latest track The Captain.

By Graeme Smith

The track started as an experiment to combine the mood of Miles Davis with the production style of Beyoncé. That certainly comes through, but the overriding vibe I got from The Captain was that of musical theatre. A muted start builds to a soaring, climactic chorus that paints a picture of self-realisation through nautical metaphor.

Nic has had an interesting journey through his music career, with experience in rock bands, classical music and jazz guitar. The result is a unique brand of pop and R&B unlike anything you’ll hear in the charts – yet is so relatable and accessible.

See what I mean by listening to The Captain below.