TODAY | May 15, 2013
>>> oh, you got your own cartoon.
>> we are back with more on this winesday wednesday. it's that time when national radio deejay elvis duran picks his hot new artist of the month.
>> today it's singer/songwriter nikki williams. a brand new single today.
>> i love coming in every month.
>> don't you love it.
>> bringing new music to my girlfriends. i'm in love with nikki williams. first of all, originally from south africa . from south africa to nashville. her music is just like her, all over the map. you listen to her album, everything, dance, pop, rock.
>> the album won't be out till the summer but the single we'll hear today.
>> i've heard things you haven't heard yet.
>> oh, really.
>> you say she's going to be a huge star.
>> nothing but music for nikki . that's her life. and when she sings she fills up the room. i just saw her in milwaukee. she filled up a bar with no microphone.
>> you choose who your singer of the month is.
>> when you hear her sing, you'll know why. talk to nikki , she doesn't bite.
>> nikki , nikki , nikki . you're not just a singer you're a songwriter. you wrote a song for demi lovato .
>> i did.
>> what's the song.
>> called "hot as heck."
>> we're not used to hearing a south african nashville accent.
>> i've always been a pop singer , but every now and again i like to go into a little bit of soul. so i can cry when i sing.
>> i like it.
>> who are your influences when you were growing up?
>> you know what? alanis morissette .
>> janis joplin .
>> that's your wheelhouse.
>> etta james . yes.
>> do you like the poppy stuff, the dance poppy music?
>> i do. you know what? there are a couple of remixes that i just performed at ultramusic festival with him. i really like the world a lot.
>> the song "glowing" that she's about to perform won't be the version on the album. the album version is so infectious, it will make you crazy. it's a little more mellow when she sings it for us today.
>> you have a little piano accompaniment coming in today?
>> i do.
>> she looks just like liberace. same jewelry.
>> take it away. a million hearts you're the only one who lights it up like i'm glowing in the dark a million hearts you're the only one who lights me up like i'm glowing in the dark this is my confessional seven seconds till i hit the crowd but you save my life
>> they can hear her all the way downto downtown.
>> when you hear the album version , it will make you want to get off your chair and dance.
>> we can say we heard it first.
>> the download is "glowing" and the album is coming out later.
>> this summer.
>> nice to meet you.