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Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ drops Wasted in advance of BRAT album
Scene from the "Wasted" video

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Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ drops “Wasted” in advance of BRAT album

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ (formerly Nnamdi Ogbonnaya) has announced his newest LP, BRAT, available April 3 via his own label Sooper Records.

The follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2017 album DROOL, NNAMDÏ wrote, performed, and engineered BRAT in a solitary process between long tours. As it became apparent that a singular focus on music led to neglect in other vital areas of his life, NNAMDÏ reassesed his goals as an artist, and his desire to be a happy and healthy human being.

 
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ drops Wasted in advance of BRAT album

Scene from the “Wasted” video

The result is BRAT, an album that measures the depths of these conflicts and charts NNAMDÏ’s journey to restore balance between his wants and needs in relationships, self-growth, and life as an artist.

Like all things he’s done before, BRAT proves that genre classifications don’t really work here. BRAT is part hip-hop, part indie-rock, part gospel, and part West African music, and in NNAMDÏ’s hands, these seemingly disparate pieces fit together snuggly, as if there was never a question of their compatibility. You can hear all those pieces come together in the video for his new song “Wasted.”

Directed by Sen Morimoto, Jess Myers and Husni Ashiku, the video for “Wasted” playfully explores the themes of BRAT as the viewer follows NNAMDÏ in pursuit of his stolen tiara.

You can find the single on Apple Music, Spotify, and various other digital streaming platforms.

You can follow @nnamdithegreat on Instagram.


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