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Charged with a raw emotional strength that drips with intense vulnerability and an undeniable lyrical power, indie pop/ rock songstress Nicole McKinney is bringing the heat today as she returns with her fierce, empowering new single Cool – out now.

Following what was a massive 2021 for Nicole McKinney that saw the release of her emotionally charged EP ‘The Process’, featuring head-turning singles Stay and Another Day, the Sunshine Coast-based artist is offering up another powerful indie triumph with new single Cool, which surges with a self-assured strength and glorious FU energy.

“This song is about female empowerment, inspired by the day I decided to take back my power and leave my boyfriend at the time,” says Nicole. “I finally realised what I deserved and no longer cared about being the “cool” girlfriend who just puts up with everything.” 

Known for her ability to transform emotional wounds into compelling indie rock moments, Nicole McKinney is continuing to create sonic experiences that pack a heart-rending punch, her commanding vocals and tantalising lyrical hooks ever-present throughout this new single, each powerful chorus delivering another emotional blow.

Produced and mixed by Luke Woollett at Huntinground Studios and mastered by Michael Young, Cool emanates with an authentic indie rock energy that is unique to Nicole McKinney’s sound, boasting sweeping electric guitar layers, prominent riffs and rousing percussion, Nicole adding: “I very much enjoyed the recording process for the track, it was really fun and creative. I also got to add some yelling which was very cathartic!”

Having recently supported Great Gable in Byron Bay (May 21), as well as being announced on the 2022 Jungle Love Festival line-up, Nicole McKinney is bringing her irrefutable confidence to every facet of her music – and there’ll be no cooling the flame of success currently burning for this unstoppable Australian talent.


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With thanks to Habit Music Co.

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