Hey Reddit! I'm songwriter and producer Nicholas Furlong. Best known for writing and performing vocals on "The Nights" by Avicii. AMA!
I'm a singer, songwriter, and record producer. I'm best known for writing and performing vocals on the single "The Nights" by Avicii. I have also worked with Kygo, Ryan Tedder, 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, WALK THE MOON, blink-182, Steve Aoki, Papa Roach, etc... I've been making music since my early teens, using pretty much any gear I could get my hands on to record (i.e. recording my earlier works using one of those dinky computer mics from the 90s and copy / pasting individual takes together until I had a finished song). I've been working on a record of my own while I've been home in Los Angeles during COVID and thought this would be a perfect time to do something like this!
Feel free to ask me anything about songwriting, music production, music business, or whatever else comes to mind! I will be online answering your questions throughout the day.
Update: Wow! Thank you for all of your questions so far! We managed to make it to the front page of Reddit, but I have to log off for a few so please continue leaving your questions and I will resume answering them when I return!
Update: Thank you all for your questions. This was hands down one of the most fun ways to connect with everyone, so super grateful to the Reddit community as well for giving me a platform. We will definitely have to do this again some other time! Everyone be safe out there and to all of those who messaged that they wanted to get started, now is your time. Go get it!