Interview: "Someone New" by Nicholas Joubert
Q: Can you tell us what 'Someone New' is about?
Nicholas: I wrote Someone New after going through a breakup and navigating through all the emotions that goes along with it. It was very on and off at the time and this seesaw effect created a lot of mixed emotions. Managing the emotions almost seemed impossible at the stage, so I wrote down what I was going through - it was like my own personal therapy. I was in a very contemplating state of writing, and I did loads of self-reflection.
Q: What was your favorite experience from filming the music video for 'Someone New'?
Nicholas: The whole experience was a great learning curve for me and working with a great team who have such awesome energy really made this experience for me very memorable. I really enjoyed filming on set and feeling the excitement build to the actual release of the music video. I enjoyed learning choreography but I also realized I have two left feet, LOL. I need to work a lot harder to develop the skill.
Q: What first got you into music?
Nicholas: I've always had a passion for singing. When I was younger, I always sang myself to sleep, but that was mostly because I enjoyed singing. In primary school our choir teacher asked me to audition for our school choir. It was only towards the end of primary school that I considered pursing a career as a singer. By the time I was in high school, I was taking singing lessons to improve my voice. In 2020 I was scouted and presented with a great opportunity to live my dream. I was introduced to the right team to make my dream a reality.
Q: What would you say is your favorite line in 'Someone New'?
Nicholas: "You lied to me, so casually, do you lie to him too?"
This is my favorite line because it is the ultimate reason that I've been kept for a fool. It's the eye opening point in the song.
Q: Who are some of your biggest influences?
Nicholas: Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, HRVY, and Michael Jackson.
Q: What do you have in store for the future?
Nicholas: I am planning to release more music in 2022 and to build on the success of my debut single. I really want to engage a lot more with my fans on social media. I'll be doing covers as well - I'm singing the songs on my own anyway so I thought maybe it's a good idea to show the world the music I like singing and what it sounds like when I sing it. It is a fun way to engage with fans and meeting new people. My website is also launching in 2022.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole