Generally, being an artist is a difficult path to pursue. There are various challenges that artists have to face and overcome to keep their dreams alive. However, the question remains: What are some of the most typical challenges they face, and how can an artist overcome them? Artists face various obstacles as they constantly attempt to enhance their work and gain attention from fans while also finding inspiration to keep working every day. Fast-rising music sensation Denim Nicole shares her story to inspire and encourage other artists.
Denim is an innately talented musician who is creating a name for herself in the industry with her engaging style of music that combines rap and singing. The multi-talented artist is also a skilled video director, co-directing all of her projects. “Lemonade,” her first release, illustrates what she has to offer the industry. The well-executed music video is doing exceptionally well, with tens of thousands of views across multiple platforms.
Denim developed her love of music at a young age and has progressed from a child prodigy into one of the industry’s most promising young stars. She shares her unique story of hope and resilience, overcoming the many challenges in her path to see her dream come to life.
“Since I could walk, I’ve always been performing for others. Whether it was me and my cousins putting on a show for my grandparents, dance team, or anywhere I could perform in front of other people. I have been making music since I was 11 (2015). As a kid in Chicago, IL, I had difficulty communicating how I felt during my parents’ divorce and getting bullied in grade school, so writing became my safe haven,” explains Denim.
She was later introduced to a family friend with ties to the music industry, who helped her make her debut in the music industry. Her first single “Lemonade” was released in August 2018 and aired on BET Jams. This marked the beginning of what would become a successful career for Denim as she aspires to bring her musical dreams to life.
Denim wants others to learn from her the importance of trusting the process and being patient with themselves.
“I have a reminder on my phone’s lock screen that reads ‘Trust the process. Know that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Even though you may not be where you thought you would.’ When empty promises continued raising and lowering my hopes for the release of my music, it took a mental toll on me and drained my motivation to write, which was a major part of who I was,” says Denim.
To her, it’s not easy to quickly or easily regain your motivation, so be patient with yourself and remember that it’s all part of the process.
But despite her fast-rising success, Denim remains humble, exudes empathy, and sincerely cares about people, which is evident in her music. Her dream is to produce an album that spreads positivity and hope, letting everyone else know that they are not alone in the struggle for success.