Top model, jewelry designer and all around cool girl, Nicole Trunfio, is now adding rock star to her list of talents as the Aussie has just released her debut single as the lead singer of indie-rock band, Henry Blak!
Landing just in time for her 27th birthday celebration this past weekend (Happy Birthday, Nicole!), the newly-released track entitled ‘Kill Me,’ is the first song off the band’s debut self-titled EP set to drop on April 4th, which will also include the premiere of the brand’s first music video!
“Music had been a huge influence in my life, to be a part of the collaborative process is a dream come true,” said Nicole. “Out first single “kill me” was the first song I have ever written and the first song we are releasing, there is something nostalgic about it for me. Maybe it’s my dad, maybe it’s that connection, whatever it is, it’s a lot of fun.”
Now, we know what you’re thinking — of course, she has the sultry beauty, daring red carpet style and enviable love life of a certified chart-topper, but does she have the talent? Well, let us be the first to tell you the answer is YES! Like her own version of Alison Mosshart and Karen O., Nicole boasts a soulful, slightly gritty set of pipes that have been praised by fashion’s finest, most of whom have been on Nicole’s rock star band wagon since the model unofficially formed the group following a standout performance at Milk Studios during Fashion Week 2011.
Since that early performance consisting of just two songs performed with producer/actor Carlos Velazquez, Nicole has gone to work writing and recording music in between her regular modeling-turned- jewelry designer ventures, helping to produce what is now a mature five-piece electronic/indie rock set. Complete with dreamy guitar riffs provided by Eric Parisi and pulsating beats compliments of lead drummer Loren Humphrey, Henry Blak debuts as an eclectic, rock-steady mix of psychedelic breakdowns, electronic undertones and of course, beautiful vocal melodies.
But don’t take our word for it! Listen here for Henry Blak’s debut single ‘Kill Me,’ also available on iTunes!
For more on the debut EP set for release on April 4th, check out the band’s official website here!