Singer, songwriter, and guitar player Nikki O’Neill’s latest, Love Will Lead You Home, merges soul, rock and gospel on six songs that focus on the healing power of love. Except for the jubilant “I Will Cross Over,” which was written by Cody LePow, all of the songs on the EP were penned by O’Neill and her writing partner Paul Menser, including the emotional closer, “That’s What Love Can Do.” The soulful tune about meeting someone unexpected, opening your heart and ultimately reaping the benefits of a healthy and happy relationship caps the EP on an emotional note: celebratory for those who can relate and inspiring for the rest of us.
“It’s a funny thing you know
When two people say hello
When no one knows exactly what to do
But you don’t need to feel alone if you know you’re really known by someone who brings out the best in you”