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.
Are You Happy EP Artwork:
Are You Happy EP Tracklist:
01. Barely Reason for a Smile
02. Glass Casket (Remix)
03. Doing Too Much
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