NNAMDÏ Announces New EP Are You Happy, Shares “Backseat”: Stream

Plus, he's been added as a supporting act to black midi's 2022 North American tour

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NNAMDÏ, photo by Alex Hazel

    Chicago singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ has announced his new EP, Are You Happy, out this Friday (November 12th) via Sooper Records. He also shared the new single “Backseat” as a preview.

    Production on the EP is handled by Chicago electronic artist Lynyn — the new moniker of fellow Monobody bandmember and longtime friend Conor Mackey — making Are You Happy the first project NNAMDÏ didn’t produce himself. Fusing NNAMDÏ’s effortless mix of hip-hop and R&B with Lynyn’s experimental beats, the EP spans five tracks and includes a remix of “Glass Casket,” which originally appeared on 2020’s BRAT.

    The off-kilter production of “Backseat” helps to showcase NNAMDÏ’s ability to transition between smooth R&B vocals and fast-paced rhymes. “Cranking up the gas at the drop of a dime/ Stop and rewind,” he raps. “Slowing down/ Nah, nah, neither am I.” Stream it below.


    Ahead of the EP’s release, NNAMDÏ has been added as a supporting act to black midi’s 2022 North American tour taking place in March and April. See all the dates below, and pick up tickets here.

    Are You Happy EP Artwork:

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    Are You Happy EP Tracklist:
    01. Barely Reason for a Smile
    02. Glass Casket (Remix)
    03. Doing Too Much
    04. Backseat
    05. You Don’t Know (feat. Sen Morimoto)

    NNAMDÏ 2022 Tour Dates:
    03/22 — Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    03/23 — Chicago, IL @ Metro
    03/25 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    03/26 — Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
    03/28 — Montreal, QC @ S.A.T.
    03/29 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    03/30 — Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
    04/01 — TBD
    04/02 — Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle
    04/03 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    04/05 — Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
    04/06 — Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    04/10 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse