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Nov 4, 2019 12:42 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Hampton Bays High School Senior Nick Corredor Releases Fourth Single

Nick Corredor while recording
Nov 5, 2019 3:33 PM

To the students of Hampton Bays High School, senior Nick Corredor is the kid with a big smile who sits in class laughing, and tapping on his keyboard as he makes a chill beat during his study halls.

But both inside and outside the high school halls, the 18-year-old is a talented musician — a percussionist in the high school orchestra, and the lead singer of Roadtrip, a three-time winner of the annual Southampton Town Battle of the Bands.

For Nick, music has been an interest since he was 4 years old. During middle school, his talent and passion only grew as he constantly played piano. “I’ve always loved music, and I’ve always been involved in doing music,” Nick said in a recent interview. “I just thought it was time that people heard what I created.”

To that end, in 2018, Nick decided to take his love of music in a new direction by releasing his first single, “Type of Way,” on Spotify, iTunes and Soundcloud.

“I was really happy that people had a positive reaction to the song. It got me to keep recording more music, more music, and more music,” he said. “It got my self-esteem up and made me confident that this is something I could pursue as a career.”

This past summer, Nick toured the East Coast, showing his musical skills as he performed not just in Hampton Bays but also in New York City, Miami, Atlanta and a handful of other cities.

These days, Nick works with a manager, Caleb Brenes of Hampton Bays. “Even though it gets really stressful, sometimes Nick is like my brother, and I know we’re both working for the same goal. And that’s why I believe in him so much and believe in what we’re doing,” Mr. Brenes said.

Since the release of “Type of Way,” Nick has released four more singles, including “Don’t,” which dropped on October 25.

“‘Don’t’ is about a regular person you’d see in your everyday life who falls in love with a girl — but the girl doesn’t love him back,” Nick explained. “He thinks he has a couple of chances with the girl if he does this or this or this. It’s not really about anybody, it’s more of a relatable song.”

“I definitely think that his music is inspirational, as it shows how far he has come in his music career,” said Hampton Bays High School junior Nikola Zastkova. “His music sends good vibes.”

So far, “Don’t” is having measurable success, garnering 5,000 streams in just the first 24 hours after its release. By comparison, Nick’s first single, “Type of Way,” had only 800.

Nick is optimistic that his career is taking off, and even his logo reflects that positive attitude. It’s a small red-and-white rocket ship — because “we’re going all the way up,” said Nick. “So we needed a rocket for that.”

On November 10, Nick will be traveling back to Miami for another performance. Following graduation in the spring, he intends to head off to college in pursuit of a business degree.

Julia Heming is a Hampton Bays High School student and an intern at The Press.

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