London-based South African born pop singer-songwriter Nic Billington has a right to celebrate as he is being showered with accolades from the press for his new single – a portrayal of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” and his Halloween cover of Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters.” – both of which he have received thunderous applause with Instinct Magazine and Queerty.
Billington’s cover of Billy Idol’s classic track “White Wedding” is the first single from his upcoming sophomore album Dark Horse – slated to drop early next year. This electrifying rendition is just a sneak peek of what’s in store on the new album. Billington’s version of “White Wedding” isn’t just a catchy tune; it’s a rallying cry to break free from the molds of convention, urging you to embrace your true self.
The “White Wedding” music video is a monochromatic celebration that defies stuffy wedding traditions, injecting it with a contagious dose of fun and excitement. Thematically the song and video are about embracing the freedom to live life unburdened by outdated norms and societal pressures.
On “White Wedding” – “For me, “White Wedding” is not just a song; it’s a mantra, a reminder to ditch the rulebook on what we’re supposed to be, wear, or think. In my world, it’s like shredding the script of expectations. In a world where expectations weigh us down, “White Wedding” is a breath of fresh air, inspiring us to embrace authenticity and revel in the freedom of self-expression. “White Wedding” has been my go-to jam at all my London gigs, and the response has always been so unreal,”
On Ghostbusters- “Since I was a kid, I was obsessed with 80s horror movies, and my heroes weren’t exactly your typical superheroes – they were more like Freddy Krueger, Chucky, and Beetlejuice. No wonder Halloween’s like Christmas in October for me; it’s an instant nostalgia trip. To really get into the Halloween groove, I thought, ‘Why not sing one of my all-time faves?’ Ray Parker Jr.’s’ Ghostbusters.’ Is perfect for keeping the spooky spirit alive this Halloween!”
Nic’s journey to stardom began in 2008 when the pop icon Britney Spears featured one of his covers on her official website. In 2021, Nic made the bold move from South Africa to London, captivating new audiences with his visually stunning music videos for hit singles like “Without A Warning,” “You Get Me High,” “Homesick,” and “Living to Die.”
Nic has been gaining massive popularity and momentum, performing live in London and Manchester and supporting queer pop luminaries Bright Light Bright Light, Tom Goss, and Myylo.
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