LA-born producer RL Grime‘s new album, NOVA, is here. A followup to his critically-acclaimed debut, VOID, the LP accounts for RL’s first full-length project in almost four years.
i spent a lot of 2015-2017 depressed, anxious and unmotivated. the music i was making for NOVA reflected that; it felt melancholy, but still hopeful. this album was made during a period in my life of growing up and learning how to deal with sadness, and overwhelming stress. i wanted my music to emerge from that darkness, but not to abandon the feelings that had shaped the project in the first place. i wanted to take the sounds that before seemed to emanate from somewhere down below, and bring them up into the skies, and into space. i wanted to find that same sort of power in something light.. etherial but strong. I know that may sound abstract, but that’s how i can best describe it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ when I’m writing music, i lean heavily on visual inspirations. i like to visualize places and moments in my head and write music that I feel fits there. throughout the process i had this vision of a “nova”, or of a star that begins as nothing but then expands endlessly until its light is all you can see. my vision is for the music to feel like the birth of something new. to start from where VOID left off, but rise up and soar across the sky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i dont say this enough but i truly would not be in this position where i’m able to create what I want to without the love and support from you guys. it is a constant motivator and reminder to keep going and continue to challenge myself. So thank you. i hope this album connects with you the way it connected with me.
The album, executive produced by Diplo, is jam packed with features, including contributions from the likes of Miguel, Jeremih, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joji, Chief Keef, 24hrs, and more. Previous releases in “Stay For It” featuring Miguel, “Undo” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez, and “I Wanna Know” featuring Daya are showcased on the record.
After streaming RL Grime’s NOVA underneath, you can then enjoy his video for album cut, “Pressure,” which also just arrived.
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