APRIL 30, 2021
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Raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ian Nelson began his acting career at a young age. He is best known for his screen debut in the blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES, his arc on the hit MTV series TEEN WOLF, and his leading turn on Peacock’s THERE’S JOHNNY. Over the last 12 years, he has had the privilege of starring alongside actors like ROBERT DOWNEY JR, JENNIFER LOPEZ, BETTE MIDLER, JAMES MARSDEN, and LAVERNE COX to name a few.
In November of 2020, Nelson released his debut single "21st Century Love," which was met with praise and marked an auspicious beginning to his music career.
Since then, Nelson has been hard at work in the studio, and he is now thrilled to announce that on April 30, 2021 he will be releasing his follow-up single: “Unfinished Conversations.”
Inspired by one of his favorite books Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti, Nelson envisioned a song that explored the unconscious, self-destructive psychological narratives we tell ourselves, that inevitably precipitate pain in our lives.
Embedding these themes within a love motif, Nelson began writing and soon presented the piece to "21st Century Love" producer JACOB McCASLIN. The two immediately began collaborating on the track in a series of socially-distanced sessions throughout the Pandemic.
“Unfinished Conversations” alludes to past love that went awry, but at its core, the song is a self-empowering call to action that we--the individual--are the ones who create our reality. Although change can be daunting, we truly have the power to free ourselves from our own doubts, fears, and psychological limits, so we can begin a new chapter in life. A life where we are enough. A life with “no more unfinished conversations.”
Nelson currently lives in Los Angeles, and amongst his ongoing work in TV and film, he continues to write and record new songs in the pop-rock genre, as he prepares for the release of his debut album.