Growing up, Nikki Yanofsky was lovingly known as “Big Mouth” around the house, and that didn’t bother her in the least; in fact, she wore it like a badge of honor.
On Big Mouth, her forthcoming studio album, the 23-year-old artist finds herself with plenty to say, and is subsequently re-adopting – and fully owning – her one-time nickname. Yanofsky has worked with some of the most important and influential music industry figures of the past few decades, but while she’s grateful for their guidance, Big Mouth finds her taking over the reins of her music – and her career. Despite ample time spent in the studio with a host of talented collaborators, put simply, nothing felt right. But that changed drastically on the day of January 21st , 2017, when millions of protestors took to the streets of cities around the world for the inaugural Women’s March. On Big Mouth, her voice is unmistakable, but while the familiar tinges of Ella, Aretha, Stevie, and Amy all remain, the album is as fresh and modern as anything Yanofsky has done to date. It’s upbeat and energetic, simultaneously classic and contemporary, and poised to please her current fans while inviting new ones to the fold. With its unparalleled energy anchored by Yanofsky’s one-of-a-kind vocal prowess, Big Mouth is a treat from start to finish, and proves that being unapologetically outspoken needn’t carry a negative connotation. In fact, the opposite can be true.