The Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop artist has recently released a new EP called “Purple Octopuses,” and he’s currently in New York trying to expand his reach while sharing this new EP with the world. Like much of his music, this EP is one that he said will put a smile on peoples’ faces when they hear it.
“I want people to be relaxed when they listen to my music,” Nanoon said. “I want them to feel like they can sit at the bar and listen to my music and zone our and calm down. Being a music listener, I know it’s about how you feel. I know that when you turn on a song you want it to express how you feel. A lot of songs today don’t do that anymore. That’s why I want my music to put a smile on peoples’ faces and to make them feel like I’m going through some of the same things they’re going through, and take the game to a whole different level. I think music can be deep and influential like that. It can relate emotionally what you’re going through.”
Nanoon said he takes a lot of his experiences and emotions and puts them into lyrics on his phone – using both audio notes and the notepad to perfect his flows and experiment with different thoughts and rhymes.
The signature single off “Purple Octopuses” is a perfect example. It’s called “Young Paper Pusher,” and it’s a song that Nanoon considers to be a bit of a statement piece about his place in the world and the mark he wants to leave as a musician.
“It’s a song that says I’m legit,” he said. “I’m young and I’m pushing all this paper. It has a catchy hook that people can connect to, and it’s upbeat. All my songs are upbeat and keep you going and keep your attention.”
So far the single has garnered Nanoon some good reviews among DJs and radios stations along the East Coast. So much so that the second single off the EP, “If You Want It,” debuted well and has already received thousands of plays on his Soundcloud page and received some radio play.
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