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NNAMDÏ Drops Anxiety-Ridden New Song “Anti”: Stream

Taken from his upcoming album, Please Have a Seat

NNAMDI Anti new song video
NNAMDÏ’s “Anti” video (via YouTube)
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    NNAMDÏ has dropped “Anti,” the latest offering from his upcoming album, Please Have a Seat. It arrives with an unnerving music video directed by Austin Vesely in which the Chicago multi-instrumentalist personifies his experiences with anxiety and trauma in order to confront those issues.

    Despite its calming, piano-driven melodies, “Anti” finds NNAMDÏ at his wit’s end. “Never trust a soul, I know it’s gotta hurt,” he admits. “I’ll commit myself before I call for help/ All I really heard are broken promises.” Watch the video below.

    In a statement, NNAMDÏ addressed the message of the song and video. “I really like teetering on the edge of playful and unsettling,” he explained. “The song/video is a journey through how generational and childhood trauma can manifest itself in different ways as an adult, especially if never confronted. Basically the things that help create your origin story.”

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    Vesley added, “What excited me about adapting a treatment written by Nnamdi was that it had so many of the elements that make his music great — playfulness and surprise, some darkness and contrasts, depth in a short time frame — and also that it was clearly coming from a very personal place for him.”

    Please Have a Seat is out on October 7th; pre-orders are ongoing. It follows NNAMDÏ’s November EP Are You Happy, and his last full-length was 2020’s BRAT. He’ll be touring behind the album in October and November. Grab your seats via Ticketmaster.

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