(Manic Pixie Dream Girl)

by Nikki Lynette

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(Manic Pixie Dream Girl) is Nikki Lynette’s first full album release since 2011, as well as the first installment in a 3 part series entitled "Happy Songs About Unhappy Things." While the funky pop project screams sass and brash, it is the first in a three part body of work that includes music, visual art, and a short film detailing the experience of being driven to a dark place and finding your way back from it. “I’m releasing it in September because it’s the anniversary of when I tried to kill myself,” Lynette explains. “I didn’t think I’d live to release new music. So it makes sense to kick off the project at a tie that means something to me.”

Most of the project was produced by Lynette herself, alongside her long time collaborator Matt Hennessy, with the opening track being helmed by Da Internz. In this project we see Lynette stretching out her skills as a songwriter, walking the listener through the experience of playing a role dictated to her by someone else while simultaneously pushing back against it. “I got really good at writing when I was doing all those writing camps for Warner and Atlantic and BMG Chrysalis in New York,” she explains. “Just being in an environment like that, with all those talented people, it makes it so you get really good at saying exactly what you mean in a song.” The release dates for the next two installments in the three part series, Chronicles of a Crazy “B!+ ¢#” and The Suicide Bridge have not yet been set.

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released September 18, 2017

All lyrics by Nikki Lynette. All tracks recorded at VSOP Studios in Chicago by Matt Hennessy, except "Director's Notes" and "The Plot Twist" which were recorded at Peerless Recording Group in Chicago by Jonathan Howard.

Girls Like Me - produced by Da Internz
Bad For You - produced by Nikki Lynette, Matt Hennessy, Clay Bail, & Moses Hall
Let Me Be Your Secret - produced by Nikki Lynette
From Heaven to Here -produced by Nikki Lynette & Matt Hennessy
Outshine the Sun - produced by Nikki Lynette & Matt Hennessy
The Plot Twist - produced by Clay Bail

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Nikki Lynette Chicago, Illinois

Nikki Lynette is a performer, producer, writer, and visual artist whose style is equal parts hip hop, alternative, and pop.

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