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Australian songwriter Nick de la Hoyde recently popped into Baeble HQ, performing sensitive, acoustic versions of his genre-bending, atmospheric pop for our newest Baeble NEXT Session. De la Hoyde started writing music at the age of 16 while pursuing a football career in Barcelona. Living on his own at such a young age, Barcelona was admittedly a tough time for de la Hoyde. He didn't speak Spanish, he spent a lot of time journaling, and one day started turning those scribblings into raps, and eventually song.

With a belief in his new creative output and the support of his family, de la Hoyde chose to hang up his cleats and pursue a musical career; a wise choice as his YouTube and Spotify pages have exploded with hundreds of thousands of plays over the last couple of years. Digging through the trap-like sound of "Never Gonna Beg For It" and more straight-forward pop vibes of "Thinking Bout You", it's easy to hear why he's racking up the hits. His style comes from a variety of angles, mixing hip hop, rock, alternative, R&B, and spoken word. That's just what happens when you come from a multi-cultural family and have spent a good portion of your life circling the globe.

In our session, de la Hoyde pairs the songs down to their acoustic roots. Joined by his producer (and brother) on guitar, this NEXT session reveals a glimpse of what de la Hoyde's music first sounded like when he started writing in that Catalonian apartment. Thinking bout Nick yet? After watching this you will be.

Transcript

What's up, guys? I'm Nick de la Hoyde.
I've been thinking 'bout you
So I grew up in Sydney, so I was there for most of my life.
My dad lived overseas.
He worked overseas, so we spent also a lot of time in Asia.
And then when I was 15, I moved to Barcelona.
I was playing football over there and it was a tough time because I was away from my family, my friends, everyone, and I couldn't speak Spanish, so it was really hard for me.
And with those down times I had, I would write down thoughts, feelings in a journal.
And then one day, I thought, why not turn them into a poem.
And then I couldn't sing, so I decided to rap them.
And then after a while, I kept doing it and I just fell in love with it.
Learned how to sing, taught myself how to sing, and then it just blew from there.
Hardships, warfare Take me down when it's over
'Cause time starts when you're not here Feelings gone like a monster
Your complications hold me down I over-chasing you around
It's hard for me to sleep at night But it's all right when the light's on
But it's all right when the light's on But it's all right when the light's on
Take me away from here Chase me until the dark is near
It felt so close to me But I know that it was all a dream
Your complications hold me down I over-chasing you around
It's hard for me to sleep at night But it's all right when the light's on
But it's all right when the light's on But it's all right when the light's on
I wish that I was over you I wish that I could hide the truth
I wish I didn't have to choose But it's all right when the light's on
So it came to the end of the season over there in Spain, so which meant a holiday back at home.
So when I got home, you know, I had some thoughts.
You know, I spoke with my parents and we just came to the conclusion that this was what I wanted to do with my life.
Lost but I gotta find my way out Little bit of blast
I wouldn't go ahead with what we're doing if I didn't have something inside me that said, "You're going to do this.
" Throughout the journey, the more we progressed and the more we get into it, it's showing me that I have what it takes to get there, you know. It's all... You've just got to believe in yourself.
'Cause I don't know where your heart is 'Cause I don't know where you are, are
I felt so down, now I can't take it Lost but I gotta find my way out
Little bit of blast And they come in armed forces
Time, baby girl, you need a caution But I'm going and now
we're going into forcing
Click that back, hold the trigger when you're cautious
Everything was going down now Never thought I would have been
the one to let you fall down But I just can't go
'Cause I've been waiting for you
We can go where they can't find us Fall away with a mindless touch
Felt so alone, now I care so much So alone, now I care so much
I was going in the bed for it I was never gonna beg for it
For five seconds, then I leant for it Never felt so damn bad
Put your pen down now, what's up
'Cause I don't know where your heart is 'Cause I don't know where you are, are
I felt so down, now I can't take it I'm lost but I gotta find my way out
I can't hold back Feeling like I was an old
man but a grown man Look at where the car's at
Showing everybody love But I never get the love from the one I
really want back I can never tell you much, you will
never give much But I really, really want you
But I really, really want you
I can't hold back Feeling like I was an old
man but a grown man Look at where the car's at
Showing everybody love But I never get the love from the one I
really want back I can never tell much, you will never
give much But I really, really want you
But I really, really want you
We can go where they can't find us Fall away with a mindless touch
Felt so alone, now I care so much So alone, now I care so much
I was going in the bed for it I was never gonna beg for it
For five seconds, then I leant for it Never felt so damn bad
Put your pen down now, what's up
I'm never gonna beg for it I'm never gonna beg for it
Never gonna beg for it, no I'm never gonna beg for it
I'm never gonna beg for it I'm never gonna beg for it
Never gonna beg for it, no
Now I see a bigger time when your hand is little
Full face in the back like I'm rhyming riddles
Time only stops when I'm begging it too Hands down with a pact,
it's embedded to you
Now we were lost and gone up in the same time
Journey with a girl, hear the bassline Hit the main stage and that Facetime
You could tell me what was up
One, two, three, four
I'm never gonna beg for it I'm never gonna beg for it
I'm never gonna beg for it, no I'm never gonna beg for it
I'm never gonna beg for it I'm never gonna beg for it
I'm never gonna beg for it, no Never gonna beg for it
Whatever my older brothers listened to I would listen to.
So back in the day, my eldest brother would've listen to some punk rock.
Obviously, that was the era, so you got your, like, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, So it's completely different to what I'd listen to now.
You know, you always get a touch of everything from when you grow up.
So at home, we ran a home studio, which my producer built.
And, you know, my mom is a music critic.
Now, she will tell us if our music sucks or not.
It started off with just her loving it because she was our mother, but now that it's a business, she's like, "Nah, that sucks.
" So, it's kind of hard.
And then we've got my dad who's been there every step of the way.
He does everything pretty much for us at home.
My eldest brother produces and is a lawyer, so he just flicks between both.
And I've got Joe, Zuzu.
He runs by the name of Zuzu and he's my producer.
He's the genius behind all the music.
And my younger brother plays piano, so.
I don't even know the days anymore I don't even know my name anymore
I be thinking about the favors you want Won't you stay to the morn
Like the same time when they hate in the corners
Like the dose would have passed us over All I really wanna do is hold her
Chase us but you would chase nothing I don't even know
You've been telling me that you will never lie
Telling me that you will never hide I know your focus
And I know it's hopeless You've been telling me that you will
never lie Telling me that you will never hide
I know your focus
I've been thinking 'bout you I've been thinking 'bout you
I've been thinking 'bout you I've been thinking 'bout you
I know it's kinda hard I know you're kinda scared
I've been living all the ways I need to Know you've moved on,
now I wanna see you
But it's never been about you and me
Traveling the world and I know it's on me
Even when I backtrack Never would've matched that
We were only young, time, half that
Ever go back anymore? Think about the past anymore?
I've been losing my path to you, girl But I never wanna let you down
You've been telling me that you will never lie
Telling me that you will never hide I know your focus
I've been thinking 'bout you I've been thinking 'bout you
I've been thinking 'bout you Yeah
Ey, oh, I've been thinking 'bout you Ey, oh, I've been thinking 'bout you
Ey, oh, I've been thinking 'bout you I've been thinking 'bout you
Right now, I'm just inspired by the people that I've been able to touch through the music I've made and just to continue that, you know.
Continue to make them happy and continue to give off a positive vibe from what I'm doing.
Hey, this is Nick de la Hoyde and you're watching Baeble.

Artist Bio

Sydney, Australia based singer/songwriter/rapper Nick de la Hoyde begun expressing himself through music when he was 16 and pursuing a professional, football career in Barcelona. Music quickly became an outlet through which Nick could express the frustrations that come with chasing your dreams and the result was a unique and deeply personal insight into youth, dreams and determination. Growing up in a multi-cultural home with a Syrian mother and British father, Nick was exposed to many global influences which he weaved into his music melding sounds of hip hop, rock, alternative, R&B and spoken word, together with introspective lyrics that read like personal journal entries. Nick and his long-time producer/collaborator/older brother Joseph (ZUZU) de la Hoyde, have crafted a sound that is simultaneously intimate, expansive and engaging. Now at 22, Nick has penned confessional, real life anthems such as Thinking Bout You, Never Gonna Beg For It, By My Side and Changing, that take you on a free-spirited, hypnotic and sometimes soulful sonic journey to find the path forward. Nick has quickly made a name for himself in the social media space cultivating a large and dedicated on-line following, becoming a powerful voice for youth empowerment and positivity.

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