Nicolás Haza Paleta, known in his musical project as Niico, combines his love for music with his debut in soap operas. At 22 years old, she has had the opportunity to release a couple of singles in different urban genres. Influenced by Lo-Fi hip hop, rap and Latin music, the young man is making his way into the independent scene now with his single To flowwhich is part of his album where he includes the songs trance, Did not hurt you, flying high and Around the World.
To talk about his projects, the son of Ludwika Paleta and Plutarco Haza contacted Infobae Mexicoand this is how he spoke about his most recent topic:
“Create To flow He was very fatherly and very natural. I wrote this song before my current relationship and it was about a relationship I had, about wanting to have a casual relationship, about ‘what sign are we going to put on it’ or what name…the meaning is not to cling to the past, to things, not to worry about the future or the pastit stagnates you the same, you do not enjoy the present”, said the young man who studied Film production and directionwhich is why his proposal also includes conceptual videos for each song, created by himself.
“My biggest influences are from R&B, Mac Miller, C. Tangana, many artists who are very versatile in what they do, combine different genres and in the end get a certain message. My message is that instead of letting the rain, the storm, affect you, better learn to dance in the rain”, said the creative who worked on his proposal with the help of producer José de la Parra.
“My proposal is for anyone who is going through something similar or who is interested in the philosophy with which I tell these stories. I have the backing of a record label independentlybut they have supported me a lot, José de la Parra is my producer”, he said.
But in addition to his music that falls into the categories “urban” and “indie”, the young man made his debut as an actor in the telenovela Rich people cry too, currently on air. Qualifying him as a multifaceted artist, Niico preferred to see his work as a whole.
“More than multifaceted, I say that they are not facets to stay, music, behind the scenes and acting, I try to juggleI don’t think any of them are due to another, things can enter that suddenly haven’t entered. They all balance and I think that within everything the most important thing is that I am lucky that they are things that complement each other, and that one thing opens doors for another and they do not collide,” he said.
Luis Alberto Salvatierrain his young version, is the role played by Niico in the remake of the 1979 telenovela, a role for which he prepared himself by watching Sebastián Rulli perform.
“It’s my debut in the acting aspect, it’s cool, in the end it’s the young version of Sebastián Rulli’s characterI think the cool thing was that to prepare myself, more than anything, I wanted to see what Rulli was like being Rulli, to understand why the character is the way he is”.
For Niico, combining two opposite aspects, such as independent rap and a commercial soap operadoes not have to “crash” and, on the contrary, helps to build his career:
“(Music and acting) I don’t think they collide, they are things that ultimately work together, that’s the important thing”
Niico doesn’t think he being the son of two well-known actors who have been part of the entertainment industry for years is a guarantee for successalthough he recognizes that it has opened certain doors for him, which he must keep open with effort if he wants to achieve a recognized career.
“I think there are certain things that are great in terms of the doors that open, but how many doors can it open for you… I mean, there are opportunities. There are always going to be cards on the table and everyone gets different ones, but if you don’t play them well, it comes out exactly the same. I think we were all dealt certain cards, some better than others, some very good, others not, but in the end those cards fall completely in hand if there is no preparation behind”, he expressed.
“Talent and more than anything effort, I think that effort is what is not exchanged for anything, it defines who stays and who does not, in the game in general”
The young man who studied from high school in Canada to later specialize in Film, also worked behind the scenes of the series Z-controlfrom Netflix and soon it will appear in a new project of HBO. With such a career, the producer, singer -and now actor- He sent a message to those who distrust the “levers” he could have in the artistic medium.
“I think that in the end people will always think what they want and I think they are opinions… nobody really knows you, so they are really giving their opinion with a very limited knowledge about your life, each one. I’m not saying that they listen to my music, if someone doesn’t like my song that’s perfect, if someone likes a song, what a father. I don’t think anyone is obliged to like my song, or if they don’t like a certain thing. It depends on the people… I think it comes from a bad place, it’s someone who doesn’t know you and in the end there are still certain prejudices”, he expressed.
“I understand them, in the end it’s up to us as artists to really show what we bring”