Portland Americana Artist Reminisces on Losing and Retrieving Love
Portland, OR – Folk singer-songwriter J. Nicolás has released his latest single, “Lost + Found.” The new track reflects on a love he feels is being lost and ponders the possibilities for revival. “Lost + Found” is being released alongside a studio performance music video, which can be viewed on YouTube. The single is available to be streamed on digital music platforms worldwide.
With a combination of picturesque lyricism, layered guitars, and raspy, inviting vocals, J Nicolás skillfully tells the story of losing a love and longing to rediscover it. Nicolás took inspiration from his life, past dreams, and memories to create a compelling song about finding something to hold on to in trying times. “’Lost + Found’ was inspired by a couple of things: I’ve had this recurring dream since childhood, where I fall into a dark hole and encounter a witch,” Nicolás explains. “It’s a tribute to someone who has helped me find myself & encouraged me to be vulnerable as a means of finding my way out of that hole — often just by merely being in their presence.” The accompanying music video displays Nicolás performing his newest track live in an intimate and warm setting. Nicolás produced and mixed the track at The Hallowed Halls & Mission Mountain Recording Co. with Allen Hunter on bass, and Joe Mengis on drums. “Lost + Found” was mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Mastering.
J Nicolás has been involved in the indie rock scene for over 20 years, and only recently began his solo career in the folk area, gaining a fanbase in both genres. He has toured all over the U.S. and has played internationally with a copious amount of musicians. Nicolás’ first album Wild Oak was released at the end of 2021; with 10-tracks, he dives into his journey of self-discovery and uses poetic lyricism to make a mark on the folk genre. His upcoming sophomore album, A Rosary of Bone, will further tell his story of introspection and focuses more on his darker times, leading to his ability to overcome hardship.
“Lost + Found” is a message about finding hope even when there is none to be found. The single is available worldwide on all streaming platforms, while the music video is available on YouTube. To keep up with J Nicolás, follow him on Instagram @JNicolasMusic and visit his website at JNicolasMusic.com.