Nate Brazier announces forthcoming EP Nothing Scared out Aug 11 via Parlophone
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‘Episode’ by Nate Brazier is out now, buy/stream it here.
Rising South London-born artist/producer Nate Brazier today announces his forthcoming EP Nothing Sacred, due for release on August 11 via Parlophone. To celebrate the announcement, Nate has shared new single ‘Episode’, a brooding alt-R&B track as Nate explains: “With ‘Episode’ I wanted to flip this beautiful choir sample on its head, and bring a really menacing energy to the track.”. Pre-save Nothing Sacred EP HERE and listen to ‘Episode’ HERE.
Nothing Sacred marks the beginning of a journey towards authenticity and individuality for 20-year-old Nate Brazier, building his own rich tapestry of music into a singular vocabulary. Kicking off with ‘Teasing The Thread’ last month, the track illustrated a level of youthful complexity far beyond his years and introduced the themes of faith and reverence that run throughout the body of work. Speaking on the EP, Nate explains: “The main focus for the EP was a search for identity, in particular since turning 20, after the last EP was centred around my teens and growing up with friends. ‘Nothing Sacred’ looks at the rejection of an inherited moral compass, and a redefinition of personal values.”
Nate Brazier’s artistry is injecting a breath of fresh air into the alt-R&B space, bringing colour to greyscale coming-of-age moments. Incorporating elements of experimental, alternative pop, and hip-hop, his music is steeped in the heritage of electronic music – but the difference is he’s writing about his formative years. Think late-night street-roaming, listening to music in parked cars, and curbing hometown monotony with your chosen family. In February Nate set the tone with the release of his debut project YSK, alongside an accompanying 6-track visual EP that introduced Nate’s nocturnal world. Watch it HERE. Delving deeper into the club influences of the EP, Nate also curated a remix package featuring hotly-tipped producer p-rallel, NiNE8 collective co-founder Mac Wetha, Parisien DJ Tatyana Jane, and notorious party-starter, Ahadadream.
Quick to praise his influences, Nate draws inspiration from the experimental soundscapes of Burial, James Blake, Jai Paul, and FKA Twigs. His early releases have amassed over 1M+ streams, featuring on Spotify’s coveted POLLEN playlist, and has seen co-signs from Kojey Radical, p-rallel, and Potter Payper. TikTok has been a defining force in how Nate has released music so far, building his fanbase through a series of cinematic TikTok videos which depict the world he shares with close friends, accumulating over 10M+ video views on the platform and simultaneously picking up fans across press and radio. Support includes triple j, FBi Radio, CADA, Acclaim Magazine, Clash’s ’Ones to Watch’, Pigeons & Planes ‘Best New Artists’, Notion, Wonderland, NME, Jack Saunders ‘Next Wave’ on BBC R1, Sian Anderson’s ’Next Generation’ on BBC 1Xtra, Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Hit Reset’, ’New Music Fix’ playlists and most recent ‘Guest Mix’. In such a short space of time, Nate Brazier is an essential new artist to watch.
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