Dijon’s ‘Nicos Red Truck’ is a nostalgic wonderland
Hindsight really is 20/20, huh? When we look back on years past – a highlight reel of a less wise and less jaded us – it can be difficult not to view it with a rose tint. With every year we learn more about ourselves and the world, for better or for worse, which only makes our nostalgia so much richer. LA-based artist DIJON manages to do on new cut ‘Nicos Red Truck’ taps into that innate yearning for the brightest moments of our past, and does it with a beauty that will leave you breathless.
With a barely there melody, Dijon‘s absolutely gorgeous voice seeps into your veins, warming your entire body. It’s a vocal delivery that stuns you, with the tenderness of Frank Ocean or Sufjan Stevens, but still packing a huge, soulful punch. Lyrically, ‘Nicos Red Truck’ is a song drenched in dreamy nostalgia, with a hint of fear of the unknown. “I had a wide angle smile in these pictures that you took/It’s strange, I forget that’s how I looked/It’s strange how much can change in just a short time/It’s strange I’m getting older, I’m afraid,“ Dijon sings, injecting tangible emotion into the nostalgia he’s focussing on.
‘Nicos Red Truck’ is a song that hits you immediately, it grabs you by the heart and doesn’t relinquish until it is over. But, just like that feeling of nostalgia that flows so elegantly through it, you’ll just want to have it play one more time.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD