Duckwrth & The Kickdrums | “Nowhere” (Album Stream)

“The concept is something like traveling on a road called ‘No Where.’ The destination is ‘Now Here,’ but before we get there, we have to destroy some things along the way.” – Duckwrth & The Kick Drums

Anyone that knows me personally or has stumbled upon my blog knows that there’s a special place in my heart/iTunes/SoundCloud for Chicago music, but as of late, I’ve been hooked on music hailing from the Bay Area– LA-born, Bay Area-based Duckwrth‘s collaboration with Brooklyn producer The Kickdrums is no exception. Nowhere is a sonic journey showcasing Duckwrth’s fluid vocal dexterity over an eclectic range of beats. The whole atmosphere from the project is reminiscent of an early Frank Ocean from the nostalgia/ULTRA days that decided to prioritized rapping but continued to nurture his singing abilities, too.

As Duckwrth suggests, the standout track is “Unagi,” which captures his abilities as an artist to constantly push the envelope while retaining his discrete image. The cut touches on social commentary through his discrete image and keen wordplay over a punchy guitar melody.

Stream the project below and cop it on iTunes. Also peep his live performance of “Magic Bullet” from the album on TeamBackPack.

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