Editor’s Note: Denver, Colorado. Singer/Songwriter and Saxophonist Nikki Giron has been dipping into the realm of R&B and production. Originally written in a practice room at CU Denver, Nikki’s new single and music video comes out on National Red Rose Day, Friday June 12th. She chose this day because of the influence roses have on the music video as well as how they are the universal symbol of love and that’s what this song is all about. Nikki wrote this song for her singer/songwriter ensemble in college. She decided to go along with this being her next single when her talented friend Jennifer Richards told her she couldn’t get it out of her head after she performed it for her Singer/Songwriter ensemble recital through CU Denver. Nikki worked with talented studio engineer Nick Pelc of Augminished Studio to
record the song. The music video came to fruition with help from videographer Matt Meacham. The music video has elements of Old Hollywood with a scene influenced from Breakfast At Tiffany’s that is shown to us in the very first chorus. The music video was filmed at an original Victorian home in Pueblo, Colorado built in 1888. This house is called the Edgar Olin House and has an interesting history that supports just how beautiful and unique this house is.
Not to mention, they’re a B&B with an incredible breakfast!
“It was so hard to find a house with the original vintage furnishings that we could use, the
Edgar Olin House had everything I wanted and more for this music video, the furniture was absolutely
stunning and I feel so lucky I was able to find a place that let me film there.” – Nikki Giron
Nikki has always been influenced by vintage images, film and music. This music video showcases the sultry and intimate vibes of this song as well as her love for Old Hollywood Glam. This song is all about love and feeling very deeply for somebody, the instrumentation and lyrics represent this kind of deep love. There is a beautiful juxtaposition between the modern song and the vintage inspired music video. Nikki’s goal was to find a way to incorporate vintage and retro elements but still keep a modernized sound. The music video has scenes with the original vintage furniture as well as her wearing a beautiful hand stitched kimono with vintage lingerie.
“I am very inspired by love. Although I cannot always express love into words, I tried to make the instrumentation of the song sultry and intimate so I could bring the feeling of love through a different medium. I love producing and I never realized how much feeling I can bring without lyrics. In this song the lyrics semantically show how I feel but the production to me, has its own elements to represent love; therefore creating something that I hold very deep in my heart.”- Nikki Giron
When Nikki Giron was just 8 years old she was introduced to Elvis Presley by her grandmother, she wanted to be just like him one day, she was inspired. She is a Colorado Native. She began her passion for musical instruments, such as piano and saxophone at a very young age. She is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Denver Music Business Program. Nikki Giron is a trained musician and singer. She plans on releasing more music later in the year.
Her song will be available on all streaming platforms on June 12, 2020 and her music video will be up on all social media platforms as well. Today, Madness To Creation is honored to premiere the music video for “Do You Know What You Do To Me, My Love?” by Nikki Giron. She also discusses her music, mental health awareness and George Floyd protests. Fans can find Nikki Giron at the following locations:
Madness To Creation: What gets you through the tough times and what makes you happy?
Nikki: What gets me through the tough times and makes me happy is probably singing. I love singing more than I can express. In addition, I really love anime and video games. I just finished watching Jojos and I loved it! I also love going to antique stores!
Madness To Creation: Take us into the day in the life of writing and recording this song?
Nikki: So, this song started out in a practice room at CU Denver, I was in a singer/songwriter ensemble. I originally had a piano melody that was the same as the verses, when I took the song into show everyone (that’s what the class basically was) and to make edits was that one. This song really went through it’s life cycle of editing. I decide this was going to be the song I finished off my Singer/Songwriter Ensemble Recital with. The reason why I chose to record it was because my friend said to me “I can’t get that song out of my head!” Then I knew it was the right way to go! I also produced it myself, and I didn’t think that I could.
Madness To Creation: What’s your perspective on the George Floyd protests and have you gotten out there?
Nikki: I believe and back 10000% of all protesters, Black Lives Matter. I myself don’t have anyone to go with since I live in Colorado Springs, but I am in full support of the protests and want to get out there, just need to find a few people to attend with. I’ve been trying to do what I can like sign petitions and spread the word. I lived in Aurora my entire life and I grew up in beautiful diversity. My heart hurts for the black community that is hurting right now. There needs to be change. Sometimes it’s hard for me to find the right words, I want to make sure I am doing enough. I’m half Latina but recognize my white privilege because I look white.
Madness To Creation: What else would you like to plug and what’s the first thing you want to do when covid is over?
Nikki: I would like to plug the BLM movement, for one. As previously mentioned. Also getting justice for Elijah McClain who was killed last year by APD. Other than that, I have a show this Sunday at IVP Beach House,starts at 11am-2pm. The first thing I want to do when Covid f’s off is probably go to Japan!
And there you have it! Check out Nikki Giron via Spotify below and add some of her songs to your playlist or give it a stream!