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“Pretend” – NOTHING,NOWHERE debuts new song & video!

NOTHING,NOWHERE. has just premiered his new single called “Pretend”! Directed by nothing,nowhere. and Mason Mercer (Angel Du$t, Higher Power), the video can be watched above.

pretend” follows the release of nothing,nowhere.’s standalone track “lights 4444,” and his One Takes Vol. 1 digital LP, a compilation of reworked and stripped back versions of fan favorite tracks.

pretend,” “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.”

Lyrics:

I can be a burden, baby, I can be a psycho
They call me a mistake and wrote me off like a typo
And life just keeps on hitting me, I swear that I’mma fight though
So hit me with your best shot, staring down the rifle
I been looking back, riding on my motorcycle
I remember nights when I was feeling suicidal
I was falling out, boy, dead on arrival
Couldn’t see the signs, I was living in denial, yeah

I’m on the edge
You’re in my head, so

[Chorus]
Tell me you need me
Even when you don’t
I don’t know when this will end (This will end, this will end)
Tell me you’ll stay now
Even if you won’t
Baby, we can play pretend (Play pretend, play pretend)

I guess that what I’m saying is
I’m scared of going back
I remember every struggle, every panic attack
You saw the life inside my eyes fade away over time
I couldn’t pick up a guitar
I couldn’t think of a rhyme
I needed something to believe in
Somewhere that I could hide
They told me I should start pretending
Always kept it inside
And I was hoping these emotions were a lack of serotonin
Never thought that my own brain could ever turn to an opponent

[Chorus]
Tell me you need me
Even when you don’t
I don’t know when this will end (This will end, this will end)
Tell me you’ll stay now
Even if you won’t
Baby, we can play pretend (Play pretend, play pretend)

Play pretend, pretend, pretend, pretend
Pretend, pretend, pretend, pretend
Are you okay, tell me, are you okay?
Nothing to say now, waiting for the breakdown
Are you okay, tell me, are you okay?

Tell me you need me
Even when you don’t
I don’t know when this will end (This will end, this will end)
Tell me you’ll stay now
Even if you won’t
Baby, we can play pretend (Play pretend, play pretend)

Are you okay, tell me, are you okay?
Nothing to say now, waiting for the breakdown
Are you okay, tell me, are you okay?
Baby, we can play pretend

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