Markus Nikolaus shares debut solo single “Bicycle Day”

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Berlin-based musician Markus Nikolaus, known as one half of Lea Porcelain unveils his debut solo single “Bicycle Day”. It’s the first single taken from his upcoming album “The Acid Kids”.

Initially Markus Nikolaus started to write new music for his band’s latest album “Choirs To Heaven” but ended up using the material for his own solo project. We can definitely still hear some hints of Lea Porcelain, but we are loving this more indie-rock / pop sound that Markus seems to be going for. It’s sounds a lot more uplifting than the band’s melancholic sound. About the new single he says:

“Bicycle Day is a playful and psychedelic song that was originally written during the 1st Berlin lockdown after a very long bike ride and under the influence of mind altering substances, together with my girlfriend Sara. As the inventor of LSD was riding his bicycle while experiencing the effect for the first time, which is historically and commonly known as “the bicycle day”, I thought it would be the most appropriate way to describe song and express the freedom of limbo we felt and the fear of future we held. This sudden stop of literally any social life and live music performances and these very vage future promises, gave us this inexplicable drive to create music like we don’t care about anything but the purest outcome of it and take that beauty of doing nothing as an inspiration to create something amazing and accept along the way that sometimes in life – you cannot change anything about the situation you are in. And that it is ok to live with it in harmony instead of fighting it. Because only then, harmony will be given to you in return.”

We are extremely excited to see what else Markus Nikolaus has in store for us on his upcoming debut album. Be sure to give the music video a watch below as well.

“Bicycle Day” is out now on all platforms via Porzellan Bar.