Nigy Boy makes debut with ‘You and I’
Nigy Boy says that his debut single, You and I, was inspired by a true tale of summer love in 2020.
"It was fast approaching my last year of high school and there was this girl that I was really interested in," Nigy Boy told THE WEEKEND STAR. "I asked her to the prom but COVID happened. I was like, I need to get the ball rolling now and ask her out because time is short. She's going to go to some different college, I'm going to go to some different college, and we're not going to see each other and I'm not up for the long distance thing, so act now."
The visuals premiered one week ago and see the singer enraptured by love, though his love interest has her eyes on someone else. The music video has been streamed more than 11,000 times and the single reached top 15 in the iTunes Top 100 Reggae Singles chart.
"I'm hoping and praying that it gets close to the number-one spots or at least in the top spots on a couple of those charts in a variety of countries, but only time will tell," he said. "It has been well received by the fans and I'm really thankful for the support of the people because without them nothing would be possible."
The 20-year-old, whose given name is Nigel Hector, has amassed an Instagram following of 160,000 due to his impressive vocal abilities and inspirational story of defying the odds despite being blind. The Montegonian is now in his second year at Stony Brook University in New York where he's studying history and political science. The end goal is to be a singing lawyer.
"Balancing university and music has been fairly easy because nothing has really picked up yet, but I know as time goes on, it will become very taxing but I signed up for this," he said.
He intends to explore different genres in his upcoming music, an inkling of which can be seen in his social media uploads.
"I grew up listening to a lot of R&B music and I always felt that it spoke to me and resonated with me more so than reggae. I'm sorry, even though I'm Jamaican I have to say that," he said. "I felt like I had more leeway to express myself as opposed to just sticking to reggae music, and in the US it's more accessible, and I feel like the R&B genre has a wider market and audience to capitalise."