Dutch-born, LA-based artist Young & Sick – aka Nick van Hofwegen – debuts new tune Ojai today, a song which blends the experience of his recent travels through the American South with his European roots. The resulting track was written in the small Californian town of the same name.
Nick explains: “I was staying at a hotel there called The Rancho. I just had a few drinks and I was in the sun, and I just let a very apparent feeling hit me. I got to make a song about taking too much on your plate and how that affects you and how you can have, like, a micro-meltdown because you’ve put too much on yourself.”
His talents extend beyond just music however. Although you may not realise it, you’ve probably already seen some of his amazing artwork since, among other places, his artwork provided the cover for Foster The People‘s seminal album Torches in 2011. He has gone on to designing for others including covers for Maroon 5’s Overexposed and Mikky Ekko’s Kids, as well as designing his own single/album artwork.
Young & Sick – Ojai