Nick Tabron – Exodus
Tell us your real names, country of birth, and childhood experience.
Nick Tabron, USA, and I grew up a very sheltered shy kid.
Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.
My experience has been great! I love making music so whenever I get to do that I am happy.
Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.
I just try to make music that I love and I hope other people love it too. If I had to guess a genre it would be indie.
Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.
WOW. Great question! I would pick 2-3 artists that I really believe in and get them started.
Then after they are established I would help them do the same, basically, they would have to find their own artists to start their own label (If that was something they were interested in). We as artists should stick together and pay it forward.
Tell us how you are promoting your music.
Through multiple outlets and of course, there are social media but currently, I am working with charitable organizations like AFSP to use my music for something more. So I promote my music but really I’m trying to use my music to promote positivity. I want to help people.
Share your press release and reviews with us.
Nick Tabron Launches Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign With Powerful “Exodus” Music Video, Premiered By New Noise Magazine
In 2017, it was reported by the Pew Research Center that four out of every 10 American adults experience online harassment.
Empathetic to other people’s struggles and inspired to create change through his music, North Carolina singer/songwriter Nick Tabron speaks out directly against cyberbullying with the powerful new visuals for his poignant single “Exodus.” Premiered today (1/8/2019) by New Noise, the Sheeraz Balushi-directed music video interprets a song originally about Nick’s escape from a phase of depression to show how cyberbullying is affecting society and how kindness could potentially remedy the issue.
“I thought about how online bullying can often be the cause of much of the depression and anxiety people suffer from today. So many of our peers are so malicious towards others on social media – I wanted to use my music to spark conversations that help put an end to this negative stigma. We want to encourage others to speak positively when addressing one another on social media.
The chains in the video signify how victims of status shaming and bullying can become chained with low self-esteem, loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
In the video, we see the effects of one person speaking negatively to another in an Instagram comment. Then, karma comes back to get her later, once she’s been ‘chained.’
The only way to break these chains is through positivity. Hence, our hashtag #BreakTheChain is one way I’m looking to spread awareness.” – Nick Tabron
To take things a step further, Nick is selling #BreakTheChain T-shirts and donating proceeds to The Cyber Smile Foundation, as a part of his campaign against cyberbullying.
Singer-songwriter Nick Tabron began his journey into songwriting and musicianship at just 11 years old.
Growing up Jehovah’s Witness in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nick’s family wasn’t supportive of his pursuit of a career in music in fear of what the industry did to one of the religion’s biggest stars: Michael Jackson.
After a fall full of raking leaves and cleaning gutters, Nick finally had enough money to buy his first guitar.
He then quickly began teaching himself songs by artists like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and the rock band Green Day.
While Nick continued to work on his craft, he kept his music-making confined to the bedroom he shared with his little brother.
It wasn’t until the age of 23 that Nick would write and record his first original song “The Prayer,” which was inspired by the true story of a mother with cancer.
Though Nick never knew the woman personally, he couldn’t help but feel moved by her story.
The song was eventually aired on a Raleigh morning radio show to help raise money for her and her family.
Nick has been inspired to use his music as a form of activism ever since.
The visualization of his single “Swing” by film producer Michael Montasouri inspired Nick’s live fundraising event for the American Society for Suicide Prevention, the success of which sent him on a five-city tour shortly after.
Nick’s latest single “Exodus” speaks out against online bullying.
Explain the story behind the song.
I began writing Exodus at JFK airport; I came up with the melody and chord structure there. At the time I wasn’t sure what it meant, or what I wanted it to meet.
It was later finished when I arrived in Nashville with two incredible songwriters Michael Elliot and Ben Whisler.
List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.
Radio Stations – 92.1 Choice FM, WUNC 91.5 (NPR).
Blogs – New Noise Mag (Premiere), Vents Magazine Street Team Page, DOPECAUSEWESAID, Boombox Blitz, Odd Nugget.
State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew, or music video director.
It’s just me, I usually hire out a band and a lot of my shows are just me and an acoustic guitar.
Elaborate on the song and music video.
The song “EXODUS” in general is not about anything in particular. I was in a weird state of mind when I wrote it. So many exciting things were happening, I was traveling a lot but yet I felt sad and anxious especially when I would get on social media and see so much negativity.
The video originally was supposed to be about more than just cyberbullying, but after the madden shooting I decided that I was going to give the subject my favorite attention.
Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.
I’m fairly a new artist and I’ve been doing music seriously now for about 3 years. I’ve had a great experience and I’ve had to hurry up and wait for experiences. My future goal is to just continue to make music that I love. And try to use that music to sponsor my activism.
Tell us what makes you unique from others.
Musically, I would say my voice just because I am told that frequently.
Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.
My weakness is patience in music and otherwise. I feel that if one works for something he should have it, and it works that way it just takes time.
List your five favorite songs including the artists.
Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed
Michael Jackson- Human Nature
Smokey Robinson – The Tracks of My Tears
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Cole- Lost Ones
Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.
Both have their advantages, but there is no doing it yourself – you need a team…because the payoff is so much more!
Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.
Activism and charity work.
List your various works.
State the official date of release.
December 10, 2018.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Nick Tabron – That’s me.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Exodus, it’s about the aftermath, the come-up after you’ve been hurt, and dealing with your demons.