Charismatic emotive rap singer-songwriter & producer NOTHING.NOWHERE is back with another hit single and music video! ‘lights (4444)‘ is an atmoshperic offering with great flow from Joe, who continues to prove that he truly advances his sound forward in a distinctive, and unique direction. Dig it!
nothing,nowhere. commented on the track explaining, “I wrote ‘lights (4444)’ after meditating and coming up with the line ‘pain comes in different shades.’ Essentially the song is about being a prisoner of nostalgia and the inability to enjoy the present moment no matter the circumstances.”
The new single follows the release of nothing,nowhere.’s One Takes Vol. 1 digital LP, a compilation of reworked and stripped back versions of fan favorite tracks. nothing,nowhere.’s One Take sessions captivated listeners via his official YouTube channel, and now the remastered collection – which includes a cover of American Football’s “Never Meant” – is available across all streaming platforms. The LP is led by “nightmare” (one take), a bare bones performance which transforms his 2020 single through a pained and raw rendition.
Earlier this year nothing,nowhere. shared “DEATH,” a standalone single that is joined by an official music video streaming on nothing,nowhere.’s YouTube channel. The New York Times hailed “DEATH” as a “Scabrous, immensely satisfying emotional expurgation from Joe Mulherin that deploys early Beastie Boys drums and Rage Against the Machine bark-rapping in service of a rap-rock revival bathed in righteousness.” “DEATH” follows nothing,nowhere.’s single version of “nightmare,” which arrived alongside an official music video, produced by Derek Maher / Scott Bell and directed by Patrick Lawler / nothing,nowhere.
“lights (4444),” “DEATH,” and “nightmare” mark the latest material from nothing,nowhere. following the release of bloodlust, his collaborative EP with Travis Barker. bloodlust is highlighted by lead single “destruction,” which debuted via The FADER with Kerrang! declaring “bloodlust feels like another world. From start to finish it envelops you in its hazy, muted soundscapes.”
bloodlust followed a prolific string of singles from nothing,nowhere. – “call back,” “dread,” and “ornament,” – and arrived just a year after the release of his acclaimed 2018 LP, ruiner. The sophomore LP features album standouts “ruiner” and “rejecter,” which Pigeons & Planes declared, “perfectly exemplify why nothing,nowhere.‘s music is so exciting… he’s crafted a world of sound that’s both fresh and recognizable.” The FADER remarked, “The new record is a stimulating blend of singing, hip-hop, and live instrumentation, all fused together with emo and alternative stylings.” nothing,nowhere.’s 2017 debut album, reaper, was met with critical praise led by the singles “hopes up (Ft. Dashboard Confessional)” and “skully.” The album made a massive impact upon its DCD2/Equal Vision release with the New York Times’ Jon Caramanica placing it at #1 on his list of 2017’s best. reaper “synthesizes the second-wave emo of the early to mid-2000s with the rattling hip-hop low end of the last few years,” he wrote. “(reaper) is one of the most promising pop albums of the year…” Rolling Stone declared “reaper finds him tonally evoking the glory years of 2000s emo-punk without necessarily replicating it.”