Artistic Name: Stitch Early
Full Name: Lorenzo Nichols
Who is Stitch Early? Stitch Early is a breath of fresh air. STITCH is an acronym for “Spiritually Touching Individuals Through Christ’s Hands” Early. This is what I look to do through my music, inspire!
Where are you originally from? I was born in Fayetteville, NC. My parents were in the military so I moved around a lot. When we left Japan we moved to Frederick, MD, which is where I now live.
When did you start doing music? I started to dabble in music in 1999. I didn’t really start to focus on my gift until 2007.
Has God always been in your life? How has that shaped your music? God has always played some part in my life. If not directly, then indirectly. When a relationship with God is forced you tend to run the other way. At least that was the case for me. I began to come closer to God when the relationship became a choice. Since then, God has been the driving force behind my music. His willingness to uplift is why I use my music to inspire all. It’s also the meaning behind my début album title ALL RISE. Which is an acronym for “As Life Leads Remember Inspiration Shall Endure”.
What (who) is your biggest musical influence? Outkast and NY hip hop was my foundation as an artist. As I said, I moved around a lot. I’ve lived in North America, Europe and Asia. So I’ve been influenced by all the different types of music I’ve met in these places. In my music you’ll hear Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, and so on. Life’s experiences influence my music.
Whose sound would you compare yours to? I think that my sound is a melting pot. My travels have helped to build and broaden my sound. When I make music I want the listener to feel as if they are on a journey. And hopefully at the end of that journey they say I sound like me. Stitch Early.
What can people listen to from you? Recently I released my first single “FREE”. Its been doing great.
What are you working on? I just finished my début EP ALL RISE. It was released 7/11/14.
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