"Die Songschreiberin, Nikki Forova, träumt sich in blumige..."
"The songwriter, Nikki Forova, dreams in flowery and deeply immersive piano ballads ..."
Nikki Forova is an indie singer songwriter, composer, and producer known for her piano-driven songwriting with philosophical lyrics and cinematic productions, combining pop and alternative genres into emotional and soul stirring sound.
Nikki's changing lifestyle makes her feel like a citizen of the world. She is currently based in London, UK. She was born in Ukraine to a family of accomplished theater actors. Being an average family, they couldn't afford the piano, so Nikki's mother took her to local kindergartens to practice classical piano after hours. When she was seven she got a black piano as a gift. This unearthed Nikki's gift for writing songs and composing. Nikki moved to USA to study music composition and songwriting. She received recognition through performances in the Los Angeles indie scene and her MTV appearance doing a duet with Vanessa Carlton, of a hit song “A Thousand Miles.”
Shortly after, Nikki co-produced her first album “Revving Wings.” It came to life as multi-color powerful musical work, a cross-over between singer-songwriter, eclectic and alternative rock genres. In 2010, Nikki launched into a self-organized two year tour to Europe and USA. This eclectic work expressed her life philosophy about creation, love and identity. “With the music conveying a wide range of emotion,” as Music Connection magazine wrote, “Nikki Forova kept the audience entranced with a whirlwind of songs, both high-flying and touching.” Press was comparing Nikki's delivery to that of Bjork and Imogen Heap. “Revving Wings” was remixed and remastered with Simon Heyworth (Erasure, Imogen Heap, Depeche Mode) and re-released in 2012.
Nikki's life made a surprising turn when a true love found her. She moved to Italy. Inspired by love and challenged to keep a life balance she wrote her album, "White Dandelions." Co-produced with London producers, Andreas Olsson (Mary J. Blige, Jason Mraz, Train) and Patrick Wood, this album is very intimate and warm, expressing the journey of humanity though dark and light to our dreams, to discover our authentic selves and experience love. In March 2013 Nikki launched on her self-organized Tour. During the tour Music Connection described it as “Her soaring tunes have a cinematic feel and would seem custom made for movie soundtracks.” Nikki signed a Record Deal with ZeitArt Records, in 2014 and continued touring through Europe. "Songwriter dreams in flowery and sunken piano ballads...” wrote Rolling Stones Magazine in 2015.
Nikki's songwriting has been evolving becoming more rhythm driven and dynamic. Before moving to London in 2017, she yearned to create a fusion between acoustic and electronic music. She collaborated with producer Brendan Davies (Dagne, Jordan Mackampa) and co-produced her new EP "Diamonds" has been released one single at a time starting September 2018. On this EP, London based producer Brendan Davies and Nikki merge natural and electronic sounds. Vibrant energy, produced rhythmic drums and beats, multi-layered vocal textures, rich live strings, piano, electric guitars and other colorful sounds underpin Nikki's strong lyrics and songs - indie pop with artful edge. Nikki has been touring with her band throughout Europe and west of US with Diamonds in 2018-2019.
New single "Higher" has been released in April 2020, produced by Brendan Davies and Nikki, recorded in Zurich, Los Angeles and London across space and time. It's a high energy track combining acoustic and electronic production with exciting double bass, grand piano, horns and play of manipulated acoustic textures. Lyrically, a story of love.
As a composer Nikki (aka Anastasia Nikiforova) wrote music for Warner Brothers - famous Looney Tunes Racing Game, several short films, and recently has written music for Commercials that aired Swiss National TV. Her experimental and songs have been used by a couple of modern dance companies. Currently, she is working on her Piano Poetry compilation and writing music for sync and film: www.soundcloud.com/nikiforovamusic.
Corey Irwin - Music Connection
"I'm in constant search for artists that grasp that inner feeling of intense emotion and her voice and music inspire exactly that. Songs like 'After Today' and 'Little Green Piece of Life' capture such intense feelings of incredible beauty, that it feels like I'm falling in love.”
Mikey Jayy - All Indie Magazine
“Nikki Forova released “Revving Wings” in July 2012, earning comparisons to the likes of Imogen Heap and Tori Amos. At her fingertips, the anthem... [“Tunnels”], becomes a lovely piano ballad.”
Kevin - www.buzzbands.la
“Anastasia [Nikki Fovova] is a strong musician, she's trained, she's talented!”
Ron Fair, A&M records ex-president, producer of Vanessa Carlton, Christina Aguilera