CAMP MAGAZINE COVER STORY
“But actually,” she said, “the big moment for me as a kid was when I saw Janis Joplin performing on [television]. I sat up so close to the TV screen, I think I go cross-eyed, and she was singing ‘Maybe.’ That love of just singing your frigging heart out. And I knew that is how I wanted to sing. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
CAMP: ALBUM REVIEW
"This is a wonderful rock alternative album with hints of folk and a strong ’90s vibe. Springer’s voice is incredible. That is definitely the strongest and most noticeable aspect of the EP, but it’s highlighted by the strong backing of her fellow bandmates. Both the composition and the recording show professionalism."
BLENDED: ALBUM REVIEW
"Independent singer-songwriter Nicole Springer channels her inner Janis with her band on their debut EP titled Willing, proving to the world that rock ‘n roll is definitely not dead. The artist channeled different influences from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Motown to create an album that was not only lyrically personal, but also nostalgic and fresh within its sound. She also took a lot of the inspiration from personal life and struggle when writing the tracks for Willing."
Nicole's live music video for "I'll Never Be a Bitter Woman" premiered on The Bridge on Tuesday, September 3rd. “I had been towing the line of bitterness for awhile when I realized that I had a choice in the matter. So I decided to thrive despite it.”
“I tend to weave in and out of different genres like old country and Roy Orbison, but then I love Motown, so I’ve definitely got some of those bass lines going on,” she said. “Then also love Creedence Clearwater Revival, which adds some southern rock touch to some of it too.”