Rob Bakker returns as NICOLAAS with new synth-funk single ‘No Stranger Thing Ft. Lucy Mason’

Returning with a new 'nom de guerre' is Rob Bakker, formerly known as Muneshine but now operating as NICOLAAS. His first single...




Returning with a new 'nom de guerre' is Rob Bakker, formerly known as Muneshine but now operating as NICOLAAS. His first single under the new moniker, ‘No Stranger Thing Ft. Lucy Mason’ was released on March 1st via Haven Sounds.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Rob Bakker devoted half of his life to the world of Hip Hop, where he became a household name. However, he recently felt the need to change direction creatively, and so he began to experiment with genres outside of his norm. His work as NICOLAAS embodies  disco, boogie, and funk, and thus ‘No Stranger Thing Ft. Lucy Mason’ came into fruition. "Everything was mundane. The sounds I relied on went stale. My structures and content… nothing excited me. Now I feel like a new artist. I’m at the starting line again, and it’s the challenge I need" he says.

‘No Stranger Thing’ personifies a track that has been crafted with love, and has all the characteristics of newly found inspiration. The electro/disco fueled soundscape almost bursts into one's ears, as if it has been begging to be discovered. Lucy Mason's lush voicing is the metaphorical cherry on the cake, underpinned by a landscape of  80’s, synthwave and funk.

"This track means a lot to me. I don't often listen to my own music once it's released, but when I hear this one it strikes a chord. To me, it's about letting go, being let go, and coming to terms with the reality of your situation - whatever it is. Lucy absolutely smashed it on this one too - lyrics, melody, performance, everything. I'm so pleased that this is the first song coming out for NICOLAAS!" he says.


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