Nicole Chambers confronts emotional suppression in R&B-soul confessional ‘I’m Fine’

Introducing an essential new voice on the R&B scene, Nicole Chambers is the self-proclaimed perfectionist who after three years of work is ready to release a collection of skilled, emotive and honest songs in her upcoming album. 

Released via Escape Tracks Records, ‘I’m Fine’ is a simmering slice of classic R&B, swerving soul and a warm production that sets the tone for the rest of Chambers’ work. As the Toronto-based artist shares:

“‘I’m Fine’ is about me suppressing my emotions. I walk around telling everybody that I’m fine, in a high pitched voice followed with a huge grin on my face, when in reality I am not. The inspiration came from my group of friends as I started noticing they were doing it too. We are so called pros at pretending that we are handling everything so well, when we clearly aren’t.

Yes, our emotions are heavy and messy but without them we wouldn’t be able to clear so many blocks. I feel my generation is slowly realizing that, It’s okay to not be okay, it’s okay to suffer from anxiety and depression, but it’s not ok to suppress your thoughts and feelings.” Nicole Chambers