Friday, May 26, 2023 - Today, Nick Schilder releases his debut solo single ‘Shatterproof’ on Armada Music. After seventeen years and eleven number one albums as one-half of the Dutch singer songwriter duo Nick & Simon, Nick is now venturing forward on his own with this English-language track centered around the theme of human resilience.

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Across his output, Nick Schilder will be connecting with unique songwriters from all over the world, a desire that stems from a long tradition of seeking out writing talent across the music spectrum. The starting point is "Shatterproof," a fresh blend of modern electronic pop and a timeless acoustic vocal. Nick created "Shatterproof" in collaboration with Rupert Blackman from the band Causes and songwriter/producer Toby Jacob, known for his work with Armin van Buuren. 

In ‘Shatterproof’, Nick sings about an individual's strength in the face of hardship and how powerful it can be. For the record’s music video, Nick collaborated with the United Ukrainian Ballet, who sought refuge in the Netherlands. After hearing their stories, he drew a parallel between the dancers’ experience as artists during uncertain times and the theme of ‘Shatterproof’, and wanted to share these stories with the world. Filmed in the historic building of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and directed by Katheryna Lesyk, the music video for ‘Shatterproof’ takes viewers on a visual journey of enormous perseverance and resilience in the face of hardship and serves as a powerful statement of pushing through when life is at its toughest. 

Nick Schilder - Shatterproof

On the record, Nick says "The song 'Shatterproof' emerged entirely from my subconscious. The melody flowed out effortlessly, and the lyrics accurately describe the emotions I have felt recently. The interpretation of the song by the United Ukrainian Ballet took it to another level, which deeply moved me. The combination of a singer-songwriter approach with electronic influences excited me.”

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Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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